In Conversation: Terence Nance & Maori Karmael Holmes

Fri Apr 28 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Institute of Contemporary Art | Philadelphia

Institute of Contemporary Art
Publisher/HostInstitute of Contemporary Art
In Conversation: Terence Nance & Maori Karmael Holmes
Join us in conversation with artist, Terence Nance and curator, Maori Karmael Holmes as they discuss the themes and process behind Swarm.
About this Event

Terence Nance (born and raised in Dallas, TX) is living and working in Brooklyn for almost two decades, and now rooted in Baltimore, Nance’s career has been largely influenced by the communities within which he has made work – that is, the people, places and relationships descended from the Black Arts movement which have sustained and amplified Black cultural production over the last four decades.

Terence Nance: Swarm is the first solo museum presentation dedicated to the artist’s genre-defying and innovative practice. The exhibition highlights the artist’s experimentation in film, video, television, sound and performance during the ten-year period spanning 2012 to 2022. The title of the exhibition, Swarm, is a tribute to the community of friends and family Nance built around him in Brooklyn in the early to mid-2000s. Each piece reflects their influence: from collaborations with his mother, Vickie Washington, and brother, Nelson Mandela Nance, to the partnerships he’s created with friends and chosen kin.

This exhibition is curated by Maori Karmael Holmes, Chief Executive & Artistic Officer of BlackStar Projects.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit our website here.

ICA is always Free. For All.

Free admission is courtesy of Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman.

ASL interpretation will be provided for this program.

If you require any accessibility accommodations such as audio description or ASL interpretation, or have any questions about the program, please contact Brittany Clottey ([email protected]).


Terence Nance: Swarm was co‐organized by BlackStar and the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

Major support for Terence Nance: Swarm has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. This project is also generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by Danielle Anderman, Dorothy & Martin Bandier, Stacey & Benjamin Frost, Christina Weiss Lurie, Lori & John Reinsberg, and Stephanie & David Simon.

Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.

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Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, United States


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