Western Union: Small Boats (The Leopard)

September 11, 2014 - October 25, 2014

Western Union: Small Boats (The Leopard), by Isaac Julien, concerns journeys made across the seas of the Mediterranean by so-called “clandestines” who leave Libya, escaping wars and famines. They can be seen as economic migrant workers, along with certain Europeans—“Angels” in Walter Benjamin’s terms—who bear witness to modernity’s failed hopes and dreams, and who now travel across oceanic spaces some never to arrive or return.

Projected onto North Façade of Everson Museum of Art Building, Dusk – 11.00pm, Thursday–Sunday

Meet the Artist Isaac Julien in person at the Everson on Friday, October 3, at 6.30pm. Reception follows on the plaza.

Western Union: Small Boats (The Leopard) is part of Celestial Navigation: A Year Into the Afro Future, a year-long program of exhibitions and events at Urban Video Project and partner organizations that takes afrofuturism as its point of departure.