TEN THOUSAND WAVES : New Work by Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien's new nine-screen installation TEN THOUSAND WAVES is to receive its world premiere at the Sydney Biennale in May, followed by its Chinese premiere in Shanghai to coincide with Expo 2010 and its UK premiere at the Hayward Gallery, London in October.

 

TEN THOUSAND WAVES features Maggie Cheung, Zhao Tao, Yang Fudong, and poems by Wang Ping as commissioned by Julien and was shot on location in China. The work poetically weaves together stories linking China's ancient past and present. Through an architectural installation the work explores the movement of people across countries
and continents and meditates on
unfinished journeys.

 

TEN THOUSAND WAVES

US PREMIERE

Bass Museum of Art in partnership with PUMA, Miami Beach, Florida
December 2010 – March 2011

 

Featuring Ten Thousand Waves along with films and photographs from earlier series Paradise Omeros,Baltimore and Vagabondia

WORLD PREMIERE

Sydney Biennale, Cockatoo Island,
12 May – 1 August 2010

Curated by David Elliott

 

For the work’s world premiere at the Sydney Biennale in May 2010, TEN THOUSAND WAVES will be installed on Cockatoo Island – the largest island in Sydney Harbour and Australia’s most unusual urban park.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
10 June – 10 July 2010

Photographic and light box works from the Ten Thousand Waves series.

CHINESE PREMIERE

ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai,
21 May – 20 June 2010

 

TEN THOUSAND WAVES will show in Shanghai to coincide with the Shanghai Expo.

THE TALE OF YISHAN ISLAND

Reina Sofia, Madrid
14 June 2010

Collaboration with composer Maria de Alvear

SCANDINAVIAN PREMIERE

Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
21 August – 10 October 2010
TEN THOUSAND WAVES will show as part of the
Helsinki Festival
.

GERMAN PREMIERE

Brandhorst Museum, Munich

 

From 30 March 2011 onwards the work Ten Thousand Waves will be presented for the first time in Germany

UK PREMIERE

Hayward Gallery, London,
13 October 2010 – 9 January 2011

Curated by Stephanie Rosenthal

 

TEN THOUSAND WAVES will be included in the show ‘Move: Choreographing You’.

Victoria Miro Gallery, London
October 2010

Photographic and light box works from the Ten Thousand Waves series.

KOREAN PREMIERE

Atelier Hermès, Seoul, Korea
April 29–July 17, 2011
With the support of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, Atelier Hermès presents Isaac Julien's solo exhibition,
TEN THOUSAND WAVES


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