'System is equated with subject, with 'the subject,' with subjectivity, with self' – Rosalind Krauss, The LeWitt Matrix.
Curated by Adam Pendleton, Pace's booth at Frieze Masters 2018 (C9) will bring together a selection of abstract paintings that are process or conceptually oriented. Featuring works by seminal artists including Charles Gaines, Lee Ufan, Agnes Martin, Roman Opalka, Howardena Pindell, Robert Ryman, and Wacław Szpakowski, the presentation will offer a proposition to the viewer about grids, systems and subjectivity. What is the relationship between the system and the self? What can process-based works reveal about subjectivity?
Adam Pendleton is a New York-based artist known for work animated by what the artist calls 'Black Dada,' a critical articulation of blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. Drawing from an archive of language and images, Pendleton makes conceptually rigorous and formally inventive paintings, collages, videos, and installations that insert his work into broader conversations about history and contemporary culture. His work can be found in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim, New York; and Tate Modern, London.
Wednesday Preview 3 October (Invitation only)
Thursday Preview 4 October: 12pm-8pm
Thursday Private View 4 October: 5pm-8pm
Friday 5 October - Saturday 6 October: 11am-7pm
Sunday 7 October: 11am-6pm