Isaac Julien awarded Goslar Kaiserring in Germany
Isaac Julien has been awarded the Goslar Kaiserring in Goslar, Germany. Since 1975, the city of Goslar has been awarding internationally leading contemporary artists with the Kaiserring. Among the recent recipients of the non-monetary award are Olafur Eliasson, Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans.
In a statement, the jury acknowledged “Isaac Julien tears down barriers between different artistic disciplines, by drawing from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture and by combining them into a highly sensual visual narrative. Julien’s work addresses the important social and human subjects of our time and encourages others to rethink and explore social responsibility anew.”
In conjunction with the award, the Mönchehaus Museum in Goslar will present photographic works alongside single-screen presentations of both Lessons of the Hour (2019) and Looking for Langston (1989).
Isaac Julien: Kaiserring Goslar 2022 opens October 8 and closes January 29, 2023