lacma, los angeles, usa
5.5 - 11.8.2019
Isaac Julien. PLAYTIME, 2013. Installation view, Metro Pictures, New York, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson

Marking Isaac Julien's first major presentation in Los Angeles, Playtime (2014) will be featured at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). A captivating critique of the influence of capital in the art world, it stars James Franco, Maggie Cheung, Colin Salmon, and auctioneer Simon de Pury, among others. The seemingly disparate narratives of six vignettes demonstrate the various levels at which the flow of money has an affect on the production, dealing, and collecting of contemporary art, and the lives impacted by the system. Playtime has been exhibited at Fort Mason, San Francisco (2017), Platform-L Contemporary Arts Center, Seoul (2017); and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2016); among other venues around the globe.


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