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Artist Projects

Adam Pendleton Creates New Work for The New York Times' 1619 Project

Conceptual artist Adam Pendleton has created a new artwork to appear alongside Nikole Hannah-Jones' essay for The New York Times' 1619 Project—a three-month editorial series devoted to slavery’s history and legacy in America, which will be available in print this Sunday, August 18.

The 1619 Project is a new major initiative from The Times observing the 400th anniversary of the arrival of slaves on the Virginia coast of The United States. Spearheaded by investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who covers racial injustice for the Times, the project has enlisted prominent black writers and artists to contribute, tackling topics including slavery’s impact on modern labor practices and the influence of race on medical care.

The 1619 Project includes a five-part audio series, recurring stories in the Times itself and a handful of live events in New York and Washington, D.C.—the sum total of which will be adapted for an educational curriculum designed in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center to be distributed to high schools and universities in the coming months.

Hannah-Jones' full essay is available to read online at The New York Times now. The piece will appear in print in The New York Times Magazine this Sunday.

Artist Projects — Adam Pendleton Creates New Work for The New York Times' 1619 Project, Aug 14, 2019