Onyx Cave (Stones Against Diamonds) – Isaac Julien CBE RA

Photographic print 60cm x 80cm
edition of 30 plus 5 artist’s proofs (AP 1/5)
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London, Private Collection
© Isaac Julien
Not for sale
A work from the Stones Against Diamonds series, which draws inspiration from a letter written by Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and was shot in Iceland’s remote ice caves.
Bo Bardi 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, Isaac Julien portrays some of the most beautiful objects as the least precious in a conventional sense.
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