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Adam Pendleton

US/U.S., 2020 featured on the cover of Artforum, October/November 2020 issue

Image: Adam Pendleton, US/U.S., 2020, spray painting on paper, © Adam Pendleton
Image: Adam Pendleton, US/U.S., 2020, spray painting on paper, © Adam Pendleton

Adam Pendleton is featured on the cover of Artforum October / November 2020 issue, as part of "Projects: Art of the Possible".

"For this election issue, Artforum asked nine artists to contribute projects reflecting on a moment that requires us to think the unthinkable. As of this writing, we are waiting to see whether Election Day 2020 will mark an end to the hallucinatory nightmare of Donald Trump's presidency; whether it will constitute a victory of a setback for the white supremacists who enabled him to rise; whether the reactionary violence against Black Lives Matter protesters and other enemies of the regime will effloresce into civil war. We are waiting to see if the unimaginable occurs. But if we are to truly move beyond this presidency and all the forms of violence and injustice that made it possible, we must change in ways that, while positive and necessary, are almost equally far-fetched. "

In a recent interview with Artforum, Adam Pendleton speaks about his work US/U.S., 2020, discussing also his use of spray paint. Watch the video by clicking here.

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Portals (group show)
Hellenic Parliament Library and Printing House, Athens
11 June – 31 December 2021

Installation view: Hellenic Parliament + NEON at the former Public Tobacco Factory, photo © Natalia Tsoukala, courtesy NEON
Installation view: Hellenic Parliament + NEON at the former Public Tobacco Factory, photo © Natalia Tsoukala, courtesy NEON

59 artists from 27 countries including 15 new site-specific works commissioned by NEON will be featured in the group exhibition Portals, opening on 11 June in the renovated spaces of the former Public Tobacco Factory – Hellenic Parliament Library & Printing House, as part of the collaboration between the Hellenic Parliament and NEON.

The exhibition comes as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence, whilst at the same time countries and societies the world over are reeling from the pandemic. In this framework, Portals aspires to convey the messages, ideas and visions of contemporary artistic creation, investigating the new reality forming through the prism of change and disruption.

The exhibition explores contemporary reality and pays tribute to a world in need of healing and unity. The 59 participating artists with different backgrounds and origins, create artworks using various media – installation, painting, sculpture, photography and performance – exploring topics such as Movement, the Communal, Connection and Home.


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APMA, CHAPTER THREE – from the APMA Collection (group show)
Amorepacific Museum of Art, Seoul
23 February – 22 August 2021

Installation view: Adam Pendleton, These Elements of Me, 2019, APMA, Seoul, 2021, courtesy of Amorepacific Museum of Art, 2021, photo: K2 Studio, 2021
Installation view: Adam Pendleton, These Elements of Me, 2019, APMA, Seoul, 2021, courtesy of Amorepacific Museum of Art, 2021, photo: K2 Studio, 2021

Adam Pendleton’s work These Elements of Me from 2019 is included in the exhibition APMA, CHAPTER THREE – from the APMA Collection, currently on view at the Amorepacific Museum of Art, Seoul, until 22 August 2021. 



As the third part of a series of exhibitions at the institution since 2019, showcasing works from the collection of APMA, this exhibition features a selection of modern and contemporary works by artists across generations. 

This work by Pendleton consists of 46 individual collages, silkscreened with black ink on Mylar. 45 of them are on view and have been arranged by the artist as a site-specific installation.

Amorepacific Museum of Art


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"I Voted" sticker for the 26 October issue of New York Magazine

© Adam Pendleton
© Adam Pendleton

48 artists including Adam Pendleton have designed special "I Voted" stickers for four different covers of the October 26 issue of New York Magazine.

The idea was initiated by New York Magazine and nonpartisan organization "I am a voter" to encourage people to engage in the mail-in and early voting for 2020 US Presidential Election. The stickers will be distributed along with the issue, and also be available at book-stores, museums, non-profit organisations, and official polling sites across the country.

New York Magazine


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Who Is Queen? (solo show)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
18 September 2021 – 30 January 2022

Images from L/R:
Images from L/R: "Poor People’s Campaign", Resurrection City, June 25, 1968. AP/ Bob Daugherty; Adam Pendleton, "Untitled (Who is Queen)", 2019; Adam Pendleton, "Queen" (detail), 2020

The Museum of Modern Art will present Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen?, a large-scale multimedia installation that will be on view in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium. Based in New York, Adam Pendleton (American, born 1984) is a Conceptual artist who uses historical and aesthetic content from visual culture to explore the ways in which context influences meaning. Pendleton reconfigures words, forms, and images to provoke critical questioning.

For this presentation, Pendleton’s monumental installation will bring the formal mechanics of musical counterpoint—the folding and unfolding of simultaneous voices—into contact with the aesthetics of protest. For the duration of the exhibition, MoMA’s Marron Atrium will be transformed into an arena encompassed by three wooden, floor-to-ceiling vertical scaffolds. These modular systems, built from four basic units, will be designed to resemble balloon framing used in American house construction.

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