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Adam Pendleton:
Who Is Queen?

September 18, 2021 – January 30, 2022

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art will present Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen?, a large-scale installation that will be on view in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium. Based in New York, Adam Pendleton (American, born 1984) is a Conceptual artist who uses historical and aesthetic content from visual culture to explore the ways in which context influences meaning. Pendleton reconfigures words, forms, and images to provoke critical questioning.

Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen? is organized by Stuart Comer, The Lonti Ebers Chief Curator of Media and Performance, with Danielle A. Jackson, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance.



The exhibition is presented as part of The Hyundai Card Performance Series.

Major support is provided by The Jon Stryker Endowment.

Generous funding is provided by The Leontine S. and Cornell G. Ebers Endowment Fund, and The Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum Endowed Fund.

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Images from L/R: Poor People’s Campaign, Resurrection City, June 25, 1968. AP/ Bob Daugherty; Adam Pendleton, Untitled (WE ARE NOT), 2020; Adam Pendleton, Queen, 2020 (detail)

Adam Pendleton. Untitled (WE ARE NOT). 2021. Silkscreen ink on canvas, 120 x 144”. Courtesy of the artist.