Isaac Julien debates the social power of art education
Taking place on the 4th of February, an online conversation happening in parallel to exhibition Lessons of the Hour: Frederick Douglass at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, will evolve around the question: do universities play a key role in creating social justice by inspiring radical art practice?
McEvoy Arts and frieze Magazine welcome Isaac Julien, independent curator Mark Nash, UC Santa Cruz professor Jennifer González, and frieze associate editor Terence Trouillot for a wide-ranging discussion about Julien's genre-breaking film installation Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass (2019) and the relationship of the academy to racial politics. The conversation ranges from Julien and Nash's founding of the Isaac Julien Lab at UC Santa Cruz to Nash's installation When Living is a Protest at McEvoy Arts and traditions of contemporary art related to the ongoing struggle for justice.
Watch the digital conversation on Frieze website.