Adam Pendleton and David Adjaye have been selected as finalists for their joint-proposal in collaboration with Future\Pace in the competition to design a new memorial on Boston Common which will honor both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and the time they spent in Boston. Led by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the non-profit group MLK Boston, the competition invited proposals from 126 different artists, and has now been narrowed down to five. Read about Pendleton and Adjaye's p
The childhood home of Nina Simone was acquired last year by artists Adam Pendleton, Ellen Gallagher, Rashid Johnson, and Julie Mehretu, in an effort to preserve the structure and honor the life, work, and legacy of Nina Simone. The home, located in Tryon, North Carolina, has now been designed a "National Treasure" by the National Historic Trust, which plans to preserve the home in collaboration with the community of Tryon, the North Carolina African America Heritage Fund, and the World Monuments
Adam Pendleton is profiled by Robin Pogrebin in New York Times, discussing his supportive upbringing, his literary and cultural influences, as well as the importance of language to his artistic practice. Pendleton explains, "Language shapes our experience or it gives shape to the things we experience. It compels me, it pushes me forward." Pendleton further connects the language around the Black Lives Matter movement with his current project, Black Dada Flag (Black Lives Matter), a flag instal
Adam Pendleton has been selected to participate in Frieze New York's Live section, curated by Adrienne Edwards. Titled ASSEMBLY, this section of the fair includes many activist-minded projects, which Adrienne Edwards say she hopes "will serve as a platform to help us imagine what is possible today through the poetics of protest by breaking down boundaries between galleries and the street, the artist and their audience and making new propositions that open up conversations about the role of art i
Adam Pendleton what a day was this March 8 – August 28, 2018 Lever House 390 Park Avenue New York Lever House Art Collection is pleased to present what a day was this, a site-specific installation by New York-based artist Adam Pendleton (b. 1984). The installation establishes a spatial and conceptual dialogue with the transparency and reflection of the iconic modernist architecture. Pendleton groups together works from his OK DADA OK BLACK DADA OK and System of Display series, along with two m
List Projects: Adam Pendleton, opening on January 3, presents Pendleton's most recent video work, Just Back from Los Angles: A Portrait of Yvonne Rainer at MIT's List Visual Arts Center. Part of Pendleton's ongoing series of video portraits, this piece centers on a meal the artist shared with dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer Yvonne Rainer at a New York City diner. The video shows the unscripted conversation that took place over the course of their dinner, paired with footage of Raine
On the occasion of Adam Pendleton's exhibition, Which We Can, at Pace's Palo Alto location, the artist will be giving a lecture at Stanford University's Anderson Collection on the evening of Tuesday, November 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Which We Can will be on view at Pace Gallery, 229 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto For tickets, click here. More information can be found at the Anderson Collection's website, here.
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
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