The first large exhibition in the United Kingdom for Isaac Julien, among the most influential British artists of the moment. Known on the international scene for his video-art installations as well as for his lyrical and audactious films, Julien knocks down the confines between artistic disciplines, combining cinema, dance, photography, music, theatre and painting. Visitors to the Tate Britain will be able to get to know him in depth in a journey spanning his forty-year career. Along with the earliest revolutionary experiments with moving images created with the Sankofa Film and Video Collective, a group of London art students connected to the Caribbean, Asian and African diasporas, the exhibition will also present the premier of the artist’s latest film, Once Again... (Statues Never Die), dedicated to the relationship between the collector Albert C. Barnes and the famous philosopher and cultural critic Alain Locke , known as the “father of the Harlem Renaissance”. Kaleidoscopic installations and multi-screen videos cover themes dear to Julien such as desire, identity and culture. Not to be missed, the acclaimed Lessons of the Hour from 2019, portrait of African-American freedom fighter Frederick Douglass, a synthesis of the cultural activism of Julien and his commitment to exploring the poetry and politic of images.