Artist Adam Pendleton’s multidisciplinary practice uses text, gesture, and appropriated imagery to reconsider social resistance, avant-garde art, and underrepresented historical movements. Across silkscreen paintings, photographic collage, video, performance, and publishing, Pendleton filters ideas and aesthetics from the Black Arts Movement, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Dada through a graphic, monochromatic palette. Pendleton describes his work as “Black Dada,” a phrase coined by the poet Amiri Baraka. He has exhibited in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Seoul, and Johannesburg. His work belongs in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Long Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).
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Poet Ama Birch is the author of “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,”“Faces in the Clouds,”“Sonnet Boom!,”“Ferguson Interview Project,” and a video game available for Android, “Space Quake by Ama Birch.” The Brooklyn Rail. Belladonna* just published her new chapbook as part of their Lesbian Allstars series. She lives and works in New York City.