“Catastrophe and the Power of Art” Work #9: Isaac Julien PLAYTIME
Born 1960 in London, where he is currently based.
This video installation features such renowned actors as James Franco and Maggie Cheung. In episodes that roughly divide into five, a hedge fund manager talks about the complex financial market where every single thing is stored in data, and an art advisor and auctioneer discuss the burgeoning art market. On the other hand, a photographer who lost everything in the 2008 financial crisis in Iceland and a Filipina working as a maid in Dubai to pay for the upbringing of her children also appear, resulting in a multifaceted portrayal of the light and shadow of capital in the world following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.