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VoCA Talk: Derrick Adams

Black and white, mixed-media collage showing floating objects in outer space through a window.

Derrick Adams "Orbiting Us #10," 2017, mixed media collage, 48 x 72 inches. Image courtesy the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

On the occasion of his multimedia exhibition, “Future People,” at the Rebuild Foundation in Chicago, Derrick Adams sat down with VoCA Board Member Virginia Steele Scott and Chief Curator of American Art at the Huntington, Chad Alligood, to discuss his arts practice and the experience of incorporating elements from the Stony Island Arts Bank archive into his work.

The interview took place on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at the Rebuild Foundation Stoney Island Arts Bank, Chicago.

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