Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible

Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible
Library Shelf Location ABC-PEND
Publication Date 2016

NOTE: THIS ARTISTS' BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email or see staff to view this book.

Reframed, reconditioned, and perpetually reoccurring, found images have served as Adam Pendleton’s primary tools and source material throughout his practice. Becoming Imperceptible follows the logic of Pendleton’s museum installations, constructing social and aesthetic histories, comprised of images in process and inscribed in the structure of their container. Including Pendleton’s texts “Black Dada” and “Amiri Baraka, ” and drawing on a diverse archive that traverses European, African and American avant-gardes and civil rights movements of the last century—from Dada and Bauhaus to Black Lives Matter literature, from Language poetry to Black Power poetics, from Conceptual art to African Independence movements—Becoming Imperceptible frames a complex dialogue between culture and system. It also embodies Pendleton’s practice by inviting the reader in an unfolding conversation about race and history, art and form.

Becoming Imperceptible is the first in in a collaborative series of artist’s books with the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans in which each year an artist is invited to intervene in the history and space of the book. All of the books in this collection will be different sizes, on different paper, with very different sensibilities and aesthetics, but each one will be a paperback with a reverse-fold dust jacket that features a poster-sized artwork by the artist as well as a booklet of critical essays about each artist’s work. Becoming Imperceptible has three different dust jackets and includes essays by Andrea Andersson, Naomi Beckwith, Kitty Scott and Stephen Squibb. The exhibition that this book accompanies opens April 1, 2016  and runs until June 16.

ISBN 9781938221132
Quantity 1
Pages 144
Authors Stephen Squibb, Kitty Scott, Naomi Beckwith, Andrea Andersson
Format Paperback
Publisher Siglio
Related Artist Adam Pendleton
Categories Artists' Books, Conceptual Art
Keywords found images, Race (concept), Social history, Civil rights, Black Dada
Language English

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