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.
Besides brilliant achievements in the arts and crafts production in Austria in the nineteenth century, the Empire and Biedermeier Collection on permanent display shows the creative and material versatility of an epoch marked by cultural, social and economic upheavals in the wake of the industrial revolution.
Curator: Rainald Franz, curator, Glass and Ceramics Collection
The Glass Study Collection shows the multiplicity of forms and diversity of colors to be found in glass objects. Changing exhibitions offer an overview of significant phases of the history of European glass production.