The New Social Environment#468

Who is Queen?: Adam Pendleton

Featuring Pendleton, Amanda Gluibizzi, and Zoë Hopkins


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Adam Pendleton joins Rail Artseen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi and Rail Artseen contributor Zoë Hopkins for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Ama Birch.

In this talk

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Adam Pendleton

Black and white photo of Adam Pendleton.
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.

Amanda Gluibizzi

This is a sunny portrait of the Rail's Art Editor, Amanda Gluibizzi with houses in the background and a blue sky. Gluibizzi is wearing a yellow shirt and sunglasses.
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).

Zoë Hopkins

Photo of Zoë Hopkins.
Zoë Hopkins is a writer and critic based in New York. She received her BA in Art History and African American Studies at Harvard University, and is currently working on her MA in Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University. Her writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Cultured and Hyperallergic.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Ama Birch reading.

Ama Birch

A photograph of poet Ama Birch in front of a multi-colored wall.
Calvin Lee
Poet Ama Birch has been published by Grove Atlantic, Great Weather for Media, Autonomedia, A Gathering of the Tribes, Vail/Vale, Vitrine, Insert Blanc Press, Live Mag!, Fellswoop, Apricity, Belladonna*, and The Brooklyn Rail. She did a residency at the Atlantic Center of the Arts.

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