Artist Talk Manifesto: Artist Talk – Adam Pendleton

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Thu, 12/12/2019

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560


We strongly recommend claiming a ticket to ensure your seat. This program is expected to be at capacity.

5:30–6:30 pm
Come early to enjoy a happy hour at Dolcezza Café in the Lobby. Drinks for purchase.

6 pm
Doors open to Ring Auditorium.

6:30–7:30 pm
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Adam Pendleton works with appropriated historical documents in collage, painting, video, performance, and installation to explore how context influences meaning.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 is part of Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19. This is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative of the Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut, and with support of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), highlighting the decades-long relationship grounded in common values, interests, and goals.