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Artist Talk: Adam Pendleton in conversation with Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin.
Adam Pendleton works with appropriated historical documents in collage, painting, video, performance, and installation to explore how context influences meaning. Drawing from a vast archive referencing artistic and cultural movements, such as Dada, Minimalism, and the Civil Rights movement, Pendleton reconfigures words, forms, and images to provoke reflection. Much of his work is informed by Pendleton’s self-defined notion of “Black Dada,” on which he published the Black Dada Reader in 2017, a compilation of manifestos and essays designed to bring disparate voices together around the significance of both representation and language.
The artist, who lives and works in New York, has had group and solo exhibitions at institutions internationally, with works in collections of major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Modern in London.
Adam Pendleton joins Hirshhorn Museum chief curator Stéphane Aquin for a discussion on the conceptual and political underpinnings behind his work, including the installation, Glory, currently on view in Manifesto: Art x Agency.
We encourage you to arrive early. Ring Auditorium seating is limited. Any open seats may be released to walk-up visitors 10 minutes before the program.
Manifesto: Art x Agency and this program are organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and made possible with major support from the initiative Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19.