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HNC Exclusive: Richmond Artist Chance Fisher Talks About Performing For The ICA Grand Opening

HNC Exclusive: Richmond Artist Chance Fisher Talks About Performing For The ICA Grand Opening

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Richmond's very own Chance Fisher is coming off of an exciting battle versus Yung Sums at the RVA Lyricist Lounge. Now in a few weeks, he will be performing at the grand opening of the Institute of Contemporary Art Museum located at VCU and he gives his thoughts about the event.

Jay: How did you get chosen to perform at the ICA Grand Opening?

Chance: A few people brought up my name when the committee was meeting to choose performers for the show. Fast forward...here I am!

Jay: What will you be performing?

Chance: I’m going to be performing songs that I love that I think fit the weather. Some new things, some old things. Staccato is on the setlist. My homie Dr. Millionaire’s sister always wants me to do that song live but I don’t really choose to do it often. I felt like this show was pretty special so I should do special songs.

Jay: What are you looking forward to the most at the event?

Chance: The art. The Declaration exhibition should be fun and I really want to see Paul Rucker. He’s doing a multimedia cello performance that’s going to serve as the soundtrack for an animation based on postcards of lynchings. That’s a crazy concept and I can’t wait to be there for that.

Jay: How do you think the ICA will impact the Richmond community?

Chance: I think it’s going to bring people from all over the world in the art, architecture, and urban planning scene. That’s going to enhance the arts scene that’s already here and bring in more ideas. I also hope it’ll serve as a safe space for people from all walks of life. I think the building itself can serve as a great canvas for some inner city projections - what if Kanye does some more guerrilla-style videos? Haha.

The Grand Opening takes place on April 21st from 10am to 4pm on 601 West Broad Street. It is free and open to the public to attend. There will be other artists performing such as T-Soul from NBC's The Voice, the Legacy Band, and more. 

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