This lecture has been established in memory of Nikos Stangos, who was one of the directors and senior commissioning editors for Thames and Hudson. He was probably the most important art editor of the late 20th century, and was responsible for facilitating some of the most ground breaking art books of our generation. Nikos was a published poet and started his career in London as a poetry editor for Penguin. He was a philosophy graduate from Harvard and collector and commentator on contemporary art. He died in 2003.
Filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien CBE, was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. His multi-screen film installations and photographs incorporate different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language. His 1989 documentary-drama exploring author Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance titled Looking for Langston garnered Julien a cult following while his 1991 debut feature Young Soul Rebels won the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Isaac’s lecture will be on the subject ‘Choreographing Capital’. It will be followed by a reception in the UCL History of Archeology Department, 20/21 Gordon Square.