Isaac Julien in Adelaide and Perth

SAMSTAG Museum of Art and John Curtin Gallery to co-present series of works in Australia
February 24, 2022

The SAMSTAG Museum of Art and John Curtin Gallery will co-present four moving image installations as part of the Adelaide and Perth festivals, respectively.


Ten Thousand Waves (2010), the seminal 9-screen work exploring the movement of people across countries and continents, shot on location throughout mainland China, marks its return to Australia for the first time since its World Premiere at the 17th Biennale of Sydney in 2010. 


This time in Adelaide, at the SAMSTAG Museum of Art, the work is presented alongside Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement (2019), most recently exhibited at Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney.


In Perth, John Curtin Gallery hosts the Australian Premiere of Lessons of the Hour (2019), featuring as a 10-screen installation in conjunction with a 3-screen iteration of Ten Thousand Waves as part of the Perth Festival.


Ten Thousand Waves and Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement opens at the SAMSTAG Museum of Art in Adelaide March 4 - May 27


Lessons of the Hour and Ten Thousand Waves opens at the John Curtin Gallery in Perth February 24 - May 8

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