Isaac Julien Receives Goslar Kaiserring 2022

February 1, 2022

Isaac Julien received Goslar Kaiserring Award 2022 for his breaking down the barriers between different artistic disciplines by drawing from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture and uniting them in a highly sensual visual narrative.

In their justification, the Kaiserring jury also stated:

"Julien’s work deals with important social and human issues of our time – racism, migration, diversity, queerness, homophobia and chauvinism – and encourages us to rethink and explore social responsibility.”


“This award has a long and impressive history, and many of the previous winners are long-time friends and colleagues (…) Receiving this award is also an inspiration to continue the work that I have been doing for four decades.” His relationship with Germany, where he has taught for a long time and has many friends, has always been particularly strong. “And this award comes at an important time when the recognition of international values ​​in contemporary art is essential,” said the artist.

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