Adam Pendleton: New Work

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 PM

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PROGRAM | Lecture
Join 2008 Artist-in-Residence Adam Pendleton as he discusses his work and the new installation on the Museum’s façade with Adrienne Edwards, Associate Curator of the Performa Institute. Pendleton is the second artist invited to create site-specific work for the Gardner façade. His new piece combines appropriated images from different historical periods, with the intent of re-contextualizing history and establishing alternative interpretations of the present.

TICKETING | Includes Museum admission
Adults / $15
Seniors / $12
Members / Free; must reserve in advance
College students / $5

Adam Pendleton is a conceptual artist with a multi-disciplinary practice ranging from painting to publishing, photographic collage, video and performance. He was an artist-in residence at the Gardner Museum in 2008 and he later premiered the performance Three Scenes (Variation One) in 2010. Born in 1984 in Richmond, Virginia, Adam Pendleton lives and works in Germantown, New York. His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including shows at MoMA PS1, Long Island City; Tate Liverpool; New Museum, New York; at The Kitchen, New York, He will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston), and has been commissioned to create a new work for Performa 13, New York. His first solo museum exhibition will be presented at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis in 2014.

Adrienne Edwards is a curator, scholar, and writer of performance with a focus on artists of the African Diaspora and the Global South. She is Associate Curator, Performa Institute, a year-round think-tank that fosters learning, critical discourse, and deeper engagement in performance by directly supporting its scholarly investigation and the creation of new live work. Adrienne is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at New York University where she is a Corrigan Doctoral Fellow. Her research interpolates visual art performance and experimental dance, critical race theory, feminist theory, and post-structuralist philosophy. She is curator-at-large for Third Streaming. Adrienne has organized the Africana Art Forum Series for Africana Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She has written on the work of Lorraine O’Grady, Tracey Rose, and Mickalene Thomas, and is a contributor to the exhibition catalogues for Clifford Owens: Anthology for MoMA/PS1, Fore for the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Wangechi Mutu for the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney.

Photo: Matthew Septimus