Glenn Ligon is renowned for his interpretations of American history and culture. His practice involves paintings, installations, videos and works in neon, with a particular focus on questions of language and identity.
For this special event, Ligon will be in conversation with the acclaimed artist and writer Gregg Bordowitz, marking the publication of Bordowitz’s new book on Ligon’s 1988 painting Untitled (I am a Man). The artists will discuss how Ligon’s work draws on the history of strikes by African-American workers as well as contemporary issues concerning representation, race and gender.
The event also includes an audience Q&A, and a book signing with both artists.
Glenn Bordowitz’s book Glenn Ligon: Untitled (I Am a Man) is published by Afterall Books in the One Work series, distributed by MIT Press.