Lessons for a dystopian present

The Hyperallergic take on Lessons of the Hour
July 8, 2019

Reporting for Hyperallergic, Nick Mirzoeff emphasises the profound social and political reflections proposed in Isaac Julien's Lessons of the Hour. He writes:


"Julien recrosses the Atlantic, as Douglass was able to do as a free person, to remind his US audience of the persistence of segregation and racism. On several screens, low resolution black-and-white drone footage appears from the 2015 Baltimore uprising following the as-yet-unpunished murder of Freddie Gray. Its contrast with the very high production values of Julien’s own film provokes a set of associations."

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