Spanning painting, performance, video and writing, Adam Pendleton produces insightful works which merge a wealth of references ranging from Dadaism to the Black Arts Movement. The artist engages with problematics inherent to mechanisms of representation, and more specifically, notions of ‘race’ and 'blackness'. Working predominantly in black and white, Pendleton unpicks and deconstructs dominant historical, political, socio-cultural and aesthetic discourses, putting forward alternative narratives. Within his own concept of 'Black Dada', for which a manifesto also exists, the artist investigates the past to “imagine alternate presents” (The Parallax View: the Art of Adam Pendleton, 2011).
Image: The The The/What Is The, 2018, silkscreen ink on Mylar, each: 102,6 x 79,7 cm, framed