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The World According to Derrick:
Performative Objects in Formation

Curated by Nuit Banai

July 13, 2012 - September 23, 2012

derrick adams in the house derrick adams four in one derrick adams the lesson

In his first exhibition in Boston, the New York based multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams will display sculptural objects, photographs and video documentation from performances, along with performative-related sculptural works. This collection of diverse works, representing over a decade of artistic production, possesses the traces of human embodiment and its transformative nature. Visitors will not only experience the world from Adams’ viewpoint, but also with a performative aspect that will bring the objects and artworks to life. Surpassing the limits of medium specificity, the artist’s practice generates a network of subtle references, allusions and hints that tap into numerous registers of experience. Shedding light on persuasive, performative and often duplicitous identities, as well as on architectural objects and iconography, the work he creates also reflects the relationship between man and monument as they coexist in the landscape as representations of one another.

Exhibition Events:

Opening Reception
Friday, July 13 | 7-9pm
With a special DJ set by Derrick Adams

Artist and Curator Talk
Friday, August 24 | 7pm

Feed them with a long spoon Performance
Friday, September 7 | 7pm

Images: Derrick Adams
In The House | 2010 | digital photograph | 36" x 30" | edition of 3
Four In One (The Same League) | 2008 | tempera painted faux brick paneling, glitter, textured spray paint coated sweatshirts and wood sculpture | 32" x 48" x 6"
The Lesson 2006 (wall sculpture)



National Endowment for the Arts

Institutional supporters

Massachusetts Cultural Council


Liberty Mutual Foundation

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