Media Arts Program

Friday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m.


UB Dept. of English, UB Center for Global Media, UB Visual Studies PhD Program, & Hallwalls present

Three Multi-Screen Film Works by Isaac Julien

Baltimore (2003), Playtime (2013), & Western Union: Small Boats (2007)

The Sankofa Film And Video Collective
Left to right: Martine Attille, Nadine Marsh-Edward, Maureen Blackwood,
and Isaac Julien, c. 1988-89
Courtesy the artists and Isaac Julien Studio Archive

from Baltimore

from Playtime
On May 25, 1988, just 28 years old, Isaac Julien visited Hallwalls as part of our series Young, British & Black to present his then recent films Territories (1985) and The Passion of Remembrance (1986, co-directed with Maureen Blackwood), along with his fellow Sankofa Film/Video Collective member Martine Attille, who presented the New York premiere of her film Dreaming Rivers (1988). Young, British & Black was a film series produced and presented by Hallwalls in partnership with Third World Newsreel in NYC, accompanied by a monograph edited by Coco Fusco.

Together, this series and publication—organized for Third World Newsreel by Fusco with Ada Gay Griffin and for Hallwalls by film curator Steve Gallagher—introduced the work of Sankofa and the allied Black Audio Film Collective to American audiences.

This spring semester, 2017, Isaac Julien, now one of the world's most celebrated contemporary artists, returns to Buffalo to teach a Master Class at UB and for a series of public events, including this screening in Hallwalls Cinema of works created for gallery installation, reformatted for cinema viewing.

Related events:

Thursday, January 26, 6:30pm, Albright Knox Art Gallery
Isaac Julien: Geopoetics: Choreographing the Moving Image
Julien will participate in a conversation with Jonathan D. Katz, Director of the Visual Studies PhD program at UB, to explore how he incorporates different artistic disciplines to create a unique poetic visual language and topography in audio-visual film installations.

March 9, 4:00-6:30pm, Center For the Arts 112, UBNorth Campus
Screening of films by Isaac Julien, WBFO Visiting Professor in the Arts:
This is Not an AIDS Advertisement (1987); Looking For Langston (1989);
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996). Post-screening discussion with Tanya Shilina-Conte (English), Jang Wook Huh (English), and Christine Varnado (Transnational Studies).

March 27, 6:30 pm, Drama Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus
Isaac Julien will screen the Master Class's final project, followed by a talk by Julien and students involved in the project. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts.

All events are free and open to the public.

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from Jan. 13, 2017
through Feb. 24, 2017

Amid/In WNY Epilogue

For its first exhibition of 2017, Hallwalls presents a revisit, or epilogue, to Amid/In Western New York, an exhibition series from 2015/16 that showcased the work of 66 regional artists across seven exhibitions. On the occasion of the catalogue launch for that project's publication, Hallwalls presents a postscript in the form of Amid/In Epilogue, a new exhibition presenting the work of an additional ten regional artists.