Artist Derrick Adams at Primary Projects

Through Sat 27 Jan, 2018

Primary Projects exhibits Black White and Brown, a fully immersive installation by multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams. The  exhibition unveils all-new works and segments from performances and presentations at MoMA/Ps1, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem and Performa, etc. Presented together as a collection for the first time, Black White and Brown incorporates bold geometric black and white patterns, some with various shades of brown, in reference to the black body as a conduit or apparatus for performative mechanisms in the work. Living within Adams’ lexicon of intentionality, these works (dis)assemble emblems of cultural identity, social-political commentary, and formalized structures.



Derrick Adams (American, b. 1970) is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, paint, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image. Adams has exhibited and performed at MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum of Art, PERFORMA, Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others notable galleries and institutions.

Derrick Adams in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans, Director of Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) | Fri Dec 8, 2017, 12 – 1 PM

Primary Projects Space
5 NE 39th St. Miami, 33137

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