We are pleased to announce a special artist talk with Isaac Julien, an artist visiting Japan in conjunction with the Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka “Isaac Julien – Ten Thousand Waves” exhibition.

Isaac Julien, a graduate of St. Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, England, and a native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, is a British filmmaker who used video as a medium of expression for social activism and counter-discourse during the Margaret Thatcher era in the mid-1980s in England. He was one of the leaders of a movement of British filmmakers who used video as a medium for social activism and counter-discourse in the mid-1980s in Britain under Margaret Thatcher. They introduced the perspectives of the black and Asian diaspora into the British cultural debate, and were influenced by such figures as Stuart Hall, a leading figure in cultural studies and sociologist, who presented works based on themes such as race, ethnicity, postcolonialism, gender, and sexuality. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Kunst Film Biennale in Cologne, Germany; in 2017 he was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and in 2022 he was knighted. It will be remembered that his retrospective exhibition “What Freedom Is To Me” at the Tate Britain last 2023 was highly acclaimed.
We will hear from Isaac Julien, one of the world’s most remarkable artists, about what he is thinking now, his interest in creating artworks, and the role of art in society at large.
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024, 18:00-19:30 (doors open at 17:30)
Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Ueno Campus, Faculty of Music 5-109
Address: 12-8 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Fee: Free *Reservations required (reservations will be closed when capacity is reached).
Reservation form: https://forms.gle/uStbmRkdfh2QUyXB7
Capacity: 200 people
Talk Guest: Isaac Julien
Discussant: Tomohiro Masuda (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo), Tomoko Shimizu (Tokyo University of the Arts)
Moderator: Yoshitaka Mōri (Tokyo University of the Arts)
Language: Japanese / English (simultaneous interpretation available)
Organized by: Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Cooperated by: Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka

*This talk event will be held in conjunction with the following exhibition.
Venue: Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka
Address: Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji 5F, 2-8-16 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 – Sunday, September 22, 2024
Opening hours: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm (free admission)
* Closed according to Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji
For more information: https://www.espacelouisvuittontokyo.com/