Isaac Julien: Playtime - Art Collector

Isaac Julien, HORIZON / ELSEWHERE (Playtime), 2013. Endura Ultra Photograph, 240 x 160 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Works from acclaimed British artist Isaac Julien's major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York move to Sydney next month with the Australian premiere of a major film workspanning two wallsand a series of large-scale photographs. The installation will be presented in Australia immediately following its world premiere at MoMA in a high profile retrospective of Julien's work that ran to February. The London-based artist will travel to Sydney to unveil the ambitious new film installation.

Playtime, Julien’s film explores the relationship between capital, the art world and the individual. Presented in three parts, Playtume is set across three cities defined by their relationship to capital: London, a city transformed by the deregulation of banks; Reykjavik, where the 2008 crisis began; and Dubai, one of the Middle East’s burgeoning financial markets.

Playtime features performances from highly acclaimed actors, including James Franco, Maggie Cheung, Mercedes Cabral, Colin Salmon and Ingvar Eggert Sigur›sson, along with world-famous auctioneer Simon de Pury, who plays himself.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Saturday 15 March 2014
Exhibition closes: 12 April 2014
Location: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 8 Souden Lane, Paddington NSW
Contact: 02 9331 1919

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