Adam Pendleton is known for his paintings, installations, and performances that unite seeming incongruities in a formal embrace.
Within his repertoire are allusions ranging from 1960s conceptual art to the black arts movement, from experimental poetry to punk rock, from gospel to gay liberation.
A thread throughout the artist’s practice is an interest in language and its unique capacity as an open structure to both shape existing realities and inaugurate new ones.
This exhibition catalogue covers two large bodies of new work, eight new Black Dada paintings and the ambitious System of Display series, as well as two creative essays responding to these works and an extensive interview with the artist.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Adam Pendleton: EL T D K at Haunch of Venison, Berlin, February – April 2009.