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the Black Dada Reader Reading


University of Iowa Professor of English Miriam Thaggert and writers Alea Adigweme, & Raj Chakrapani read selections of their choosing from Adam Pendleton’s Black Dada Reader, followed by reflection and conversation.  The Reader is a collection of texts that illustrate “Black Dada,” a term Pendleton uses to define his work. By activating the Reader through spoken word, the Black Dada Reading engages Pendleton’s language-based practice, which seeks to explore, in his words, “language as material/material as language; language as image/image as language.” 

Co-presented with the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, the event took place in the Dada Futures exhibition in the UISMA's gallery on the 3rd floor of the Iowa Memorial Union, in advance of Pendleton's April 26th visit and lecture in Art Building West through the Intermedia Research Initiative.

Later Event: April 27
Dazzle Crawl