Black Dada Reader
30 April 17, 4 pm
Book launch with a reading by Adam Pendleton
KW is pleased to announce the book launch of the Black Dada Reader with a reading by Adam Pendleton during Gallery Weekend 2017 on Sunday, April 30, at 4 pm.
The Black Dada Reader is a collection of texts and documents that elucidates “Black Dada,” a term the artist Adam Pendleton uses to define his artistic output. The Reader brings a diverse range of cultural figures into a shared cultural space, including Hugo Ball, W.E.B. Du Bois, Stokely Carmichael, and Gertrude Stein, as well as artists from different generations, such as Joan Jonas and William Pope.L. Originally intended to be an in-studio publication, the Black Dada Reader has expanded to include essays on the concept of Black Dada and its historical implications from curators and critics including Adrienne Edwards (Walker Arts Center Minneapolis, US), Laura Hoptman (Museum of Modern Art, New York, US), Tom McDonough (Binghamton University, US), Jenny Schlenzka (PS122, New York, US), and Susan Thompson (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US).
Black Dada Reader is published at Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.
Adam Pendleton’s solo exhibition shot him in the face is still on view until May 14, 2017.