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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

Terence Price II, 2017, 18, 19, 20 & So On, 2020

In 2017, 18, 19, 20 & So On, Terence Price II brought together footage, collected over four years, of himself getting a haircut, and structured them into a grid of videos that play simultaneously. For Price, these haircuts index important moments in his life from a 2017 trip to Eatonville, home of Zora Neale Hurston and the first Black-lead municipality in the country; to his most recent one, in isolation. For Price, the shearing of hair is a kind of shedding of skin, the marking of a moment of vital transition. It also brings to mind the intimate rituals that humans use to survive.

Terence Price II (b. 1990, Miami, lives in Miami) is an artist who emerges from a tradition of mid-twentieth-century street photography, capturing the world around him in evocative portraits and cinematic snapshots. He blends this history of the medium with a distinctly contemporary understanding of representation, collaboration, image-making, and the way media circulates in our culture. Using his camera to document the people closest to him, strangers he encounters in his daily life, and the sites he inhabits within Miami, Price locates the rich territory in which the personal takes on shared and collective meaning. His photographs offer a depiction of the intimacies of place, family, and relationships for the public record.

ICA Miami’s Digital Commissions series is made possible by the Knight Foundation and expands the museum’s commitment to fostering artistic experimentation and commissioning new works, as well as engaging audiences with innovative artistic voices.