Adam Pendleton: Who We Are

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London, Berlin 2019
With texts by Omar Berrada

"At first sight, Pendleton’s series seems to strongly emulate LeWitt’s in its reliance on synecdoche: each Black Dada painting contains a cropped, hence incomplete, Incomplete Open Cube, as well as an incomplete version of the phrase 'BLACK DADA,' represented by only a few of its letters, as if gaps had opened up between them. But there are crucial differences. Given LeWitt’s algebraic compulsion, incompleteness notwithstanding, autonomy emerges as an unavowed horizon of his work. 'The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.' No such thing with Pendleton, compositional rules notwithstanding. Far from covering over the abyss of irrationality, he homes in on it."

O. Berrada, 'Paratactical Haunting: Adam Pendleton’s Diaspora Images', in Adam Pendleton: Who We Are, exh. cat., Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London, Berlin 2019, p. 170

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London, Berlin
Publication date: 2019
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 20 x 27 x 2,7 cm
Pages: 202
ISBN: 978-3-00-062591-6

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