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Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale Ocula Conversation Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the largest Francophone nation in Africa with vast resources and nearly 80 million inhabitants, is a place where commodities play a vital role in the national economy and the country's significance on the world stage. This is the context from which the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (24 October–24 November...

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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline Ocula Report
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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline 13 Dec 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

From 20 to 21 July 2019, Artspace Sydney held a two-day symposium that brought artists in conversation with leading curators, writers, activists, academics, diplomats, and journalists from across Asia. The symposium was the final chapter of the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS exhibition, publication, website, and Instagram project. Instigated and...

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We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator Ocula News We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator 13 December 2019

The Power Station of Art will make a fitting location for Andrés Jaque, whose past projects expose the politics concealed by buried pipes and managed cables. Spanish architect, writer, and curator Andrés Jaque has been named the chief curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, which will take place at the Power Station of Art (PSA) from 13 November...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy. Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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(1953 - 2014), USA

Terry Adkins Biography

Terry Adkins (1953-2014) was born in Washington, DC. Inspired by his musical household and Jimi Hendrix, he took up guitar, eventually working his way through the flute, pocket trumpets, the bass violin, and the violin. He mused a professional music career, performing in his youth and early adulthood with Sun Ra and various jazz ensembles, but was seduced by the visual arts early on. His affinity for drawing was nourished at Fisk University in Nashville, where he studied under artists Martin Puryear, Carlton Moss, Earl Hooks, Stephanie Pogue, and regularly encountered Aaron Douglas, a commanding presence during the Harlem Renaissance. Although formalists including Constantin Brancusi and Yves Klein influenced his thought process, his musical tastes bent toward the "free music" emerging from the sixties and the experimental compositions of Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Cecil Taylor, and Archie Shepp, to name a few. Adkins completed his B.S. in printmaking in 1975, and continued on to Illinois State University for an M.S. in printmaking, then an M.F.A from the University of Kentucky in sculpture.

Terry Adkins Featured Artworks

Word by Terry Adkins contemporary artwork
Terry AdkinsWord, 1986 Brass, iron, wood, plaster
14 x 166 x 16 cm
Thomas Dane Gallery
Hannibal by Terry Adkins contemporary artwork
Terry AdkinsHannibal, 1987 Wooden veneer
163 x 19 x 19 cm
Thomas Dane Gallery
Untitled (Bessie Smith Head) by Terry Adkins contemporary artwork
Terry AdkinsUntitled (Bessie Smith Head), 2007 Blown glass
50.8 x 40.6 x 27.9 cm
Thomas Dane Gallery
Aten by Terry Adkins contemporary artwork
Terry AdkinsAten, 2017 Coloured pencil on Japanese rice paper
31.8 x 44.5 cm
Para Site
Mohawk by Terry Adkins contemporary artwork
Terry AdkinsMohawk, 1989 Wood and pigment
126 x 20 x 20 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Enquire about this work
Elixir by Terry Adkins contemporary artwork
Terry AdkinsElixir, 1986 Copper, wood, and wax
30.5 x 81.3 x 7.6 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Enquire about this work

Terry Adkins Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Sculptures at Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
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12 July–10 August 2018 Group Exhibition Sculptures Andrew Kreps Gallery, 537 West 22nd Street

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