Catalogue . PLAYTIME


In 2013, five years after the world has been convulsed by a global banking and financial crisis, Isaac Julien (b. 1960) premiered his film PLAYTIME to address an important question: Can capital be rendered visible? By following the stories of six protagonists—interconnecting figures in the world of art and finance—Isaac Julien subsequently found narrative images for the process of capital interlocking at a global level, intertwining a macroscopic and a microscopic perspective dialectically, as it were.
The Palais Populaire and the Wemhöner Collection have joined forces to shed new light on PLAYTIME from today’s perspective and to testify to the work’s topicality, as capital as a medium plays into almost all political, social, and societal issues and influences the lives of nearly every human being on this planet.

Museum Issue - In its own name for the account of Deutsche Bank AG. Palais Populaire is an offer of Deutsche Bank AG. Taunusanlage 12, 60325 Frankfurt a.M. USt-ID DE 114 103 379

  • Edited by Philipp Bollmann, Sammlung Wemhöner, Deutsche Bank AG Texts by Philipp Bollmann, Amanda de la Garza, Anna Herrhausen
  • Isaac Julien . Playtime
  • Kerber Verlag, Mai 2023
  • 9783735609137
  • 1216119525
  • Softcover . colored illustrations . 200 pages . 28 × 20 cm . German, English
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