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Blackness in Abstraction

Text by Adrienne Edwards
Art Direction by Adam Pendleton, Adrienne Edwards
Design by Tomo Makiura & Mine Suda

Produced for Pace’s 2016 group exhibition Blackness in Abstraction, this publication explores Blackness as a powerful, evocative, and animating force in abstract art from the 1940s to the present day.

With an essay by curator Adrienne Edwards, the book reproduces in full color the work of 29 essential intergenerational artists including Robert Irwin, Pope L., Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Lorraine O’Grady, Adam Pendleton, Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Whitten, and Fred Wilson, among others.

Publication Details

Blackness in Abstraction
Text by Adrienne Edwards
Art Direction by Adam Pendleton, Adrienne Edwards
Design by Tomo Makiura & Mine Suda
2016
Clothbound softcover
210 Pages
11 1/2 x 8 1/4"

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Blackness in Abstraction
Jun 24 – Aug 19, 2016

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The works in Blackness in Abstraction are assembled in a constellation of relations driven by two questions: what does it mean to black an object and what is it that a black object does?

Adrienne Edwards

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Black works articulate and embody desire at the most abstract level.

Adrienne Edwards

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Pace Publishing — Blackness in Abstraction, Jun 4, 2016