Currents 34: Isaac Julien
Julien’s Expeditions trilogy—True North (2004), Fantôme Afrique (2005), and Western Union: Small Boats (2007), which the Milwaukee Art Museum recently acquired—is, for the first time, being presented together, sequentially, here at the Museum:
- True North: March 24–May 9, 2012
- Fantôme Afrique: May 10–June 17, 2012
- Western Union: Small Boats: June 28, 2012–May 5, 2013
Throughout his career, Julien has explored issues relating to his gay identity and minority status. Recently, this has evolved into a profound investigation of the disenfranchised in the age of globalism.
The acquisition of Western Union: Small Boats is funded by the Contemporary Art Society, the Ralph and Cora Oberndorfer Family Trust, and by exchange. Programming for this exhibition is generously sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Johnson and Pabst LGBT Humanity Fund, the Contemporary Art Society, and the African American Art Alliance.
(Source: Milwaukee Art Museum)