Burning At The Edges
9 November 2022 – 15 January 2023
Adam Pendleton, The Now I Am/But Now I Am, 2020, silkscreen ink on mylar, installation dimensions variable thirty (30) parts, each: 96.5 x 73.7 cm. Collection of Longlati Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery
Ibrahim Mahama, ENKA AKYIR, 2013–2018, scrap metal tarpaulin and metal tags on charcoal jute sacks, 343 x 627 x 25 cm. Collection of Longlati Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist and White Cube
Y.Z. Kami, Gold Dome, 2017, gold leaf on linen, 160 x 177.8 cm. Collection of Longlati Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist and Gagosian
Adam Pendleton. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery. Photography by Holger Niehaus
Adam Pendleton was born in 1984 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. He lives and works in New York. His work is in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and Tate, London, among other institutions. Adam Pendleton was one of sixty-three artists selected for the Whitney Biennial 2022 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Adam Pendleton: These Things We’ve Done Together, the artist’s first solo exhibition in Canada, was presented in 2022 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 2021, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented Pendleton’s monumental floor-to-ceiling installation, Who Is Queen?. Recent and notable group exhibitions include Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, New Museum, New York (2021); Manifesto: Art x Agency, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2019); Public Movement: On Art, Politics and Dance, Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden (2017); and Personne et les autres, Belgian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015). Other recent solo exhibitions include shows at Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2020); Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (2020); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2018); Baltimore Museum of Art (2017); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (2016); and Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (2016).
Ibrahim Mahama. Courtesy of the artist and White Cube. Photography by George Darrell
Ibrahim Mahama was born in 1987 in Tamale, Ghana. He lives and works in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale. His work has appeared in numerous international exhibitions including The Highline, New York (2021) NIRIN, 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020); tomorrow, there will be more of us, Stellenbosch Triennale (2020); Future Genealogies, Tales From The Equatorial Line, 6th Lubumbashi Biennale, Democratic Republic of the Congo (2019); Parliament of Ghosts, The Whitworth, University of Manchester (2019); Ghana Freedom, inaugural Ghana pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice (2019); Labour of Many, Norval Foundation, Cape Town (2019); Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel (2017); All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015); Artist’s Rooms, K21, Dusseldorf (2015); Material Effects, The Broad Art Museum, Michigan (2015); An Age of Our Own Making, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen and Holbæk (2016) and Fracture, Tel Aviv Art Museum, Israel (2016). In March 2019, Ibrahim Mahama opened the artist-run project space Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA) in Tamale, Ghana.
Y.Z. Kami. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian
Y.Z. Kami was born in 1956 in Tehran, Iran. He lives and works in New York, NY. Kami’s work has been collected and exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, and many other institutions worldwide. Solo museum exhibitions have been presented at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (2003); Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (2008); Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (2008); and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2009–10). His work was included in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007, curated by Robert Storr). In 2016–17 the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, held a solo exhibition of Kami’s work entitled “Endless Prayers”. In 2022-2023 The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León held a solo exhibition of Kami’s work entitled “De forma silenciosa/In a Silent Way”.