Join us on Wednesday, October 4 at 7 PM at The Kitchen in New York City for the US launch of Adam Pendleton's Black Dada Reader. Begun as an in-studio spiral bound publication in 2011, the Reader has evolved into a hardcover collection of texts and documents that elucidates Pendleton’s conceptual framework, “Black Dada.” Black Dada—Pendleton’s term for a broad conceptualization of blackness—is the animating force of his work in painting, video, sculpture, and performance. Published by Koenig
Front Room: Adam Pendleton will open on Sunday, March 26 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The exhibition examines Black Dada—the artist's term for a broad conceptualization of blackness—as the animating force of his work. Working in various modes and mediums including painting, collage, video, and performance, the artist disrupts and reconsiders preconceived notions of history and culture. The exhibition will be on view from March 26 through October 1, 2017 at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Mar
On March 25, 2 PM, join Adam Pendleton in conversation with Deray Mckesson, educator and leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement as they discuss the body of work the artist has produced since writing his 2008 Black Dada Manifesto. Learn what the up-and-coming multi-disciplinary artist means when he says, "Black Dada is a way to talk about the future while talking about the past." The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Lori Johnson, Assistant Professor of Art History at Morgan State Uni
Adam Pendleton: shot him in the face will open Thursday, February 23 at the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art. Pendleton is one of three artists chosen to present a solo exhibition in conversation with the exhibition of works by Ian Wilson, an artist whose work aims to present distilled, non-referential objects. Pendleton's installation positions a large, billboard-sized wall to cut through the gallery space diagonally, and includes varying arrangements of Pendleton's extensive archival
Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible opens Friday, January 27 at MOCA Cleveland, having travelled from the MCA Denver and the CAC New Orleans. The works in the exhibition explore visual and cultural framing practices to re-contextualize European, African, and American aesthetic and cultural movements from Minimalism and Dada to Black Lives Matter. Pendleton's recent video work Just Back from Los Angeles: A Portrait of Yvonne Rainer will have it's museum debut at the Cleveland exhibition.
Anthology Film Archives and Performa Institute presents JUST BACK FROM LOS ANGELES, the third film in a series of portraits by artist Adam Pendleton. The video poetically captures the choreographer, filmmaker, and writer Yvonne Rainer in conversation with Pendleton at an indistinct diner in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. JUST BACK FROM LOS ANGELES: A PORTRAIT OF YVONNE RAINER is curated by Adrienne Edwards and is commissioned on the occasion of 100 DEGREES ABOVE DADA, the Performa 17 biennial’s h
Work by Adam Pendleton is included in The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, a group exhibition presented by Aspen Art Museum on view through October 16, 2016. Pendleton is featured among a selection of artists whose work examines the shifting terrain of revolution, protest, and gestures of refusal. Read more about the exhibition on Aspen Art Museum's website here.
On Friday July 15, the exhibition Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. In the exhibition, Pendleton raises questions about authorship and history through a range of works including paintings, ceramics, silkscreens and film. This is the second leg of the traveling exhibition which was previously on view at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. For more detailed information about Adam Pendleton's work visit MCA Denver’s website.
A new sculpture by Adam Pendleton will be on view at City Hall Park through September 29. Presented as part of Public Art Fund's The Language of Things, Pendleton's Untitled (Code Poem), 2016 takes form of an indecipherable code in large-scale concrete dots and dashes. Other artists artists featured in the exhibition include: Carol Bove, Claudia Comte, Michael Dean, Tino Sehgal, Chris Watson, and Hannah Weiner. A smaller version of Pendleton’s Code Poem is currently on view at Pace Gallery (51
2016. Pace Gallery. Hardcover.
209 pages: 59 color illustrations; 11 ½ x 8 ¼ inches
2012. Pace London. Paperback
56 pages: 24 color illustrations
144 pages: 73 illustrations; 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches