Critical Writing Index

Now Waving but Drowning

by Richard Cork

New Statesman, Oct 6, 2003

Richard Cork reviews Isaac Julien's two exhibitions at Sketch and Victoria Miro Gallery. Cork briefly discusses his early work Looking for Langston as a proof that Julien is not only provocative but also acutely engages with his subject. Cork proceeds to assert that Julien's new film Paradise Omeros defies conventions of narrative cinema by questioning homoerotic desire and racial aggression in an open-ended manner.

ITEM 2003.171 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Looking for LangstonIsaac Julien

Paradise OmerosIsaac Julien