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    Looking For Langston

    Presented by Ruby City

    February 28 - August 11, 2019

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    Looking For Langston

    Ruby City announces an exhibition of works by renowned filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien, CBE RA. Central to the exhibition is Julien’s seminal 1989 documentary-drama ‘Looking for Langston’, a film which expanded his international acclaim. ‘Looking for Langston’, one of Julien’s most recognized early works, is a meditation on the life of poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes alongside several of his contemporaries who were also integral members of the Harlem Renaissance. When it debuted, it was lauded for its exploration of desire and the reciprocity of the gaze, and marked a founding film of what critic B. Ruby Rich named The New Queer Cinema.

    The film is regarded as a fundamental resource for African-American Studies and has been a key part of curricula in North American universities, colleges, and art schools. 2019 marks its 30th anniversary.

    Also on display are two recently acquired photographic works from the ‘Looking for Langston’ series, Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3, which illuminate the multilayered narratives present throughout Julien’s oeuvre.

    Julien’s film, video installation, and photographic works combine a number of artistic genres to create a unique visual language. Much of Julien’s work explores issues of Black and queer identities. Addressing themes such as institutionalized racism, transcultural identity and experiences of cultural displacement, Julien’s work explores many of the social and economic issues facing contemporary global society.

    During her lifetime, Linda Pace was a dedicated supporter of Julien’s practice, acquiring over fifty works for her permanent collection. Today, the Linda Pace Foundation preserves the largest collection of Julien’s work.

     

    **Please be aware that this exhibition contains mature content**

     

    Opening Reception is February 28, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Exhibit runs through August 11, 2019


    Studio

    111 Camp Street
    San Antonio, TX 78204

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    Admission Info:

    Free



    Individual Dates & Times: *

    Apr 19, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Fri)
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    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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