Adam Pendleton Keynote Speaker at Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference

Presented Alongside the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1

Long Island City
Saturday, Sep 21
3:15 – 4:30 PM


© Adam Pendleton

This Saturday, September 21, to coincide with the 2019 New York Art Book Fair, join artist Adam Pendleton for his keynote address at the (opens in a new window) Contemporary Artists' Book Conference at MoMA PS1's Artbook Bookstore Event space. Organized by art librarians and professionals in the field, this year’s Conference features a full day of talks and conversations that will cover a range of lively topics from artists, scholars, and other leading figures.


Adam Pendleton's Black Dada Reader and Our Ideas © Adam Pendleton

Adam Pendleton is a New York-based artist known for work animated by what he calls “Black Dada,” a critical articulation of blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. Drawing from an archive of language and images, Pendleton employs photocopying, painting, printmaking, video, and collage, often translating to and from the printed page. In 2017, he published Black Dada Reader, a sourcebook of photocopied texts and commissioned essays that correlates the legacies of modernism and conceptualism to those of black radicalism. The same year, the Reader was named a “Best Art Book” by the New York Times, and a subsequent paperback edition was published in 2019. Anthology, a large-format, limited-edition volume of silkscreen prints, nearly 200 pages, was published in 2018 by Zucker Art Books.

For his address at the CABC, Pendleton will collage texts pulled from books in his personal library and consider these excerpts in relation to his broader body of work.

Admission is free for all sessions, but space is limited. For more information, please visit the New York Art Book Fair's (opens in a new window) website.

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