Isaac Julien | Stones Against Diamonds
10:00am - 5:00pm
York Art Gallery, York, UK
Stones Against Diamonds draws inspiration from a letter written by Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and was shot in Iceland’s remote ice caves.
The artwork examines themes within Bo Bardi’s letter, where she praises the beauty of semi-precious gems over preferred precious stones, such as diamonds. Shooting in remote Vatnajökull region in South East Iceland Austurland, and using the breath-taking scenery of glistening ice caves as a set for the film, Julien portrays some of the most beautiful objects as the least precious in a conventional sense.