In 2004, 23 Chinese cockle-pickers drowned in England. This tragedy inspired artist Isaac Julien to create a film about the Chinese goddess Mazu, who is known for bringing lost fishermen to safety. This exhibition presents photographs taken on the dramatic movie sets. There is a nonlinearity to the works, which are not only about Chinese culture, but also human and artistic migration.

Metro Pictures
"Ten Thousand Waves"
Opens Friday (3/18), reception 6-8 p.m. (runs through April 30)
519 W. 24th St.
(212) 206-7100