Serenade (Lessons of the Hour), 2019
Wed, 10/27/2021 – 11:26
Framed photograph on matt archival paper mounted on aluminium
Edition of 6 + 1 AP
Gift of Amar Singh
© Isaac Julien, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro
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Isaac Julien, “Lessons of the Hour” (2019) – Excerpt
Isaac Julien’s Serenade (Lessons of the Hour) is a meditation on the life of Frederick Douglass, a visionary African American writer and abolitionist who escaped slavery and became the most photographed American of the 19th century.
View a selection from the film, which includes excerpts of Douglass’s most arresting speeches and allusions to both his private life and public persona.