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
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
Shortly following Adam Pendleton’s presentation at the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy, the Contemporary Arts Center presents the largest solo museum exhibition of the artist's work in the United States. Including film, wall paintings, ceramics, silkscreens, Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible frames the artist’s oeuvre as a complex dialogue between culture and system, a body of work invested in the perpetual cross-referencing of aesthetic and social histories. The exhibiti
Join Adam Pendleton on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30pm for a night of conversation, art and music. The night will open with a discussion between Adam Pendleton and MoMA Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art Thomas Lax, followed by a viewing of "My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard," Pendleton’s video installation first exhibited at Pace in 2014, and a culminating live performance by pianist, Jason Moran. For more information on this event click here.
Adam Pendleton is part of a select group of international artists exhibiting in the project Personne et les autres at the Belgian Pavilion at the 56th International Venice Biennale. Bringing together artists from the Americas, Africa, and Asia as well as Europe, Personne et les autres challenges traditional notions of national representation at the Venice Biennale. Adam Pendleton: New Work is currently on view at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens through May 23. Click here for more info on P
Pieces by Keith Coventry, Adam Pendleton and Zhao Yao will be featured in Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015, opening on 15 January 2015. With over 100 works, this major exhibition will bring together film, photographs, paintings and sculptures to trace the history of abstraction. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.
Vik Muniz, Kiki Smith, Adam Pendleton and Loris Gréaud are featured in the Collection Lambert’s ambitious project begun late May 2014 entitled The Disappearance of the Fireflies, an exhibition staged at the emblematic heritage site of Avignon, in the South of France, the Sainte-Anne Prison. Kiki Smith’s Girl with Globe, 1998, is among the highlights. The Disappearance of the Fireflies remains on view until 25 November 2014. More details are available here.
Pace London is pleased to announce that 'Love Story-Sammlung Anna & Wolfgang Titze' at the Belvedere Museums (21er Haus and Winter Palace) Vienna, features numerous works by the gallery's artists. Kevin Francis Gray’s sculpture, India Standing, is featured as well as works by Nigel Cooke, Adrian Ghenie, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, Adam Pendleton and Robert Ryman. The exhibition opened on the 15th June and will run until the 5th October 2014. The Winter
Ultimately, what a successful portrait does is that it presents the impossibility of summarizing who someone is—how any kind of representation is ultimately a conversation with some form of abstraction. Having spent several hours with David and three years working on this piece, I don't have a view of who he is per se. The piece is about listening, and language and image, so hopefully it moves in many directions at once, and doesn't present a simplistic view of who David Hilliard is. – Ad
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze, taking place at Regent’s Park, in London, UK from 17 – 20 October 2013. The gallery’s stand (G8) will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, video, and multimedia works spanning over 50 years from the 1950s to the present. Pace presentation will feature a selection of works by Lucas Arruda, Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, Brian Clarke, Chuck Close, George Condo, Keith Coventry, Jim Dine, James Franco,
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in ArtInternational Istanbul, taking place at Halic Congress Center, from 16–18 September 2013. The gallery’s booth D2 will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, installations, video, and multimedia works spanning from the 1980s to the present.
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in SP-Arte, taking place at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, in São Paulo from 4 – 7 April 2013. The gallery’s booth (G2) will include Joel, a large-scale oil-on-canvas portrait of American sculptor Joel Shapiro by Chuck Close; an elegant sculpture by Alexander Calder; a stained glass sculpture homage to the legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer by Brian Clarke; and a painting by Mark Rothko. The gallery is proud to feature work
Pace is delighted to announce its eleventh consecutive year of participation in Art Basel Miami Beach, held December 6–9 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Please visit us at Booth C10. The gallery will present work by Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Jim Dine, Tara Donovan, Jean Dubuffet, Adolph Gottlieb, Tim Hawkinson, Robert Irwin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Maya Lin, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, Matta, Elizabeth Murray, Yoshitomo Nara, Thomas Nozkowski, Adam Pendleton, Robert Rauschenb