Behind the Biennale: Adam Pendleton Brings “Black Lives Matter” to Venice

Artist Adam Pendleton opens up about his participation in this year’s Belgian Pavilion and his intention to capture “something particular to our moment” through the now-historic rallying cry “Black Lives Matter.” Incorporating this slogan as well as works from his signature “Black Dada” series into his multimedia installation, Pendleton not only captures a moment in history but also uses the exposition as an opportunity to invite global conversations around current social and racial controversies in the United States.

Directed by Oscar Boyson.


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