Lessons of the Hour on show at ADAA Art Show with Jessica Silverman
Jessica Silverman is pleased to present "Successors" a presentation of new and recent works by artists Isaac Julien, Coreen Simpson and Rose B. Simpson at the ADAA Art Show, taking place from November 3 to November 7, 2021.
Works explore how genealogy, memorialization, and ancestral processes inform our present. Each of the artists will exhibit works that mine the historical and archival to re-configure, confront and transcend the past.
Isaac Julien’s photographic series "Lessons of the Hour" reimagines significant moments from the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, made in conjunction with Julien’s 2019 film of the same name.
Also featured are Julien’s black-and-white tintype photographs from the parallel series "Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow" titled after a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Julien’s works and inspiration from Douglass conceptually modify contemporary assumptions around progress, inheritance, and freedom.