barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Thursday 14 February 2013

6.30 – 8.3opm

In partnership with Vivid Projects*, we’ll be screening the beautiful, award-winning film Looking for Langston (1989) by Isaac Julien, which explores poetry and homosexuality in 1920s Harlem. 

A delicious valentine buffet** and rose wine will be served, followed by a special LGBTQ themed gallery tour exploring love and art across boundaries. Student Jazz band, Funk Friends, will play throughout the evening. All welcome.

*Vivid Projects presents Looking for Langston as part of the Paradise Loft programme strand, bringing together key works exploring the translation of homosexual desire into a personal aesthetic. Other works to be shown include Ron Peck’s Nighthawks and Jennie Livingston’s Paris Is Burning, which documents the last days of the elaborate drag balls in New York. For more information on these events contact

£5 per person, booking essential, contact 0121 414 2261 or


Image above: Isaac Julien, Looking for Langston Series Film Noir Angels, Looking for Langston I 1989, Set of 26 prints on gloss paper I 20 x 24 cm each. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London