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.
Writer Zoë Hopkins studies Art History and African American Studies at Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic, the Brooklyn Rail, and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.

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

Ama Birch

A photograph of poet Ama Birch smiling on a brick street.
Calvin Lee
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.