Exhibition - Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen?

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021 from 10:30am to 5:30pm


Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen? transforms MoMA’s Marron Atrium into a floor-to-ceiling multimedia installation encompassed by three wooden scaffolds. The immersive structure will serve as an arena for an ever-shifting program of live events, including screenings, readings, lectures, and musical performances, along with other exhibited material.

With Who Is Queen?, Pendleton offers a response to popular mobilizations of the last decade such as Black Lives Matter and the Occupy movement. The work brings together the structure of musical counterpoint—the folding and unfolding of simultaneous voices—with meditations on protest. On a regular basis, audio documentation of the live events will be edited and mixed back into the larger installation. Functioning like a machine, the installation is regulated by an algorithmic score that presents, documents, collects, and archives material that draws on the voices of figures as disparate as Allan Kaprow, Amiri Baraka, Michael Hardt, Ruby Sales, Malcolm X, and Glenn Gould.

Organized by Stuart Comer, The Lonti Ebers Chief Curator of Media and Performance, with Danielle A. Jackson, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance.

Major support for the exhibition 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.

Exhibition Date: September 18, 2021 - January 30, 2022 

Location: MoMA, Floor 2 (The Donald and Catherine Marron Family Atrium) 


Adults: $25

Seniors: $18 (65 and over with ID)

Visitors with disabilities: $18

Students: $14 (Full-time with ID)

Children: Free (16 and under) 

Members: Free

Tickets include admission to all galleries and special exhibitions.

Entry is by advance timed ticket only. Tickets must be reserved online and will not be available at the Museum.

Members do not need to book in advance. An allocation of timed tickets is reserved for members each hour; guest privileges apply.

Free admission for NYC’s healthcare workers, from Oct 1, 2020 through Sep 30, 2021, is made possible by UNIQLO.

Admission is free for a caregiver accompanying a visitor with a disability. 

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