The MAK Center is delighted to produce Isaac Julien's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles and to debut the artist's new body
of photographs entitled True North in the United States. Isaac Julien is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer whose work has been exhibited internationally.
Best known for his films and installation work, Juliens images are as visually captivating as they are theoretically
complex. This new series of photographs is comprised of formal stills from Juliens 2004 film shoot in Iceland. In order
to contextualize Julien's work for Los Angeles audiences, the MAK Center will host a series of educational outreach activities:
panel discussions, film screenings, and a public billboard project on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
This presentations thematic core is the multifarious struggle to arrive at an Austrian, modern, bourgeois, and democratic
style. Today, this chapter of design and arts and crafts historysubsumed under the terms of Secessionism and Jugendstilserves
like no other to underpin Austrian identity.
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, founded in 1994, is a contemporary, experimental, multi-disciplinary
center for art and architecture and is based today in three of the most important houses by the Austrian-American architect
Rudolph M. Schindler. The core of the programming includes the internationally sought-after MAK Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program, an annual residency program for emerging international artists and architects.