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Philadelphia, PA (December 6, 2022)—The spring season at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA) will present the first U.S. solo museum exhibitions of Terence Nance and Carolyn Lazard, two contemporary artists whose creative practices extend to include time-based work. Co-organized with BlackStar Projects, Terence Nance: Swarm spans Nance’s career as a filmmaker, writer, actor, and musician through the presentation of six large-scale, multi-channel videos and installations that the artist has reimagined specifically for the exhibition. Opening concurrently, and co- commissioned with the Walker Art Center and Nottingham Contemporary, Carolyn Lazard: Long Take explores the social and aesthetic dimensions of accessibility through documentation and performance. On view from March 10 through July 9, 2023, the two exhibitions build upon ICA’s history of providing a platform for ascendant, accomplished artists who spark dialogues on key contemporary issues.
“ICA has a longstanding reputation of identifying and supporting rising talents who challenge audiences to think in new ways, and this season’s artists are no exception. Terence Nance and Carolyn Lazard are at the forefront of a new generation of creatives, who are boldly exploring difficult and important issues in profoundly personal ways,” said Zoë Ryan, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. “It is especially rewarding to be collaborating with exhibition curators Maori Karmael Holmes and Meg Onli, both of whom are ICA alums and are intimately familiar with our program and vision.”
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