Main Themes, Keywords
appropriation, American history, arts and activism, identity politics, gender, race and culture, queer theory, intertextuality, historiography, democracy, democracy of space, resistance/call to action, permanence/impermanence, poetics, light, neon
New School Exhibitions and Events
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In the News
“The New School Commissions Glenn Ligon to Create Prominent Site-Specific Art Installation for New University Center,” press release by The New School, October 26, 2012
“Glenn Ligon Unveils “Comrades and Lovers” at The New School,” press release by The New School, May 6, 2015
“Site-specific commissions by Glenn Ligon, Alfredo Jaar, and Rita McBride in the SOM-designed University Center,” announcement by Arts&Education, December 9, 2015
Als, Hilton, and Glenn Ligon. Stranger. New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2001.
Bordowitz, Gregg, Alex Farquharson, Glenn Ligon, and Francesco Manacorda. Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions. London:Tate Publishing, 2015.
Copeland II, Huey Gene. Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
English, Darby, Wayne Baerwaldt, Huey Copleand and Glenn Ligon. Glenn Ligon: Some Changes. Toronto, Canada: The Power Plant, 2005.
Golden, Thelma. Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1994.
Golden, Thelma. “What’s White…?” In Whitney Biennial Exhibition. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1993.
Koestenbaum, Wayne. “Color Me Glenn.” In Coloring: New Work by Glenn Ligon. Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 2001.
Ligon, Glenn. Yourself in the World: Selected Writings and Interviews. Edited by Scott Rothkopf. 2011. Yale University Press
Rothkopf, Scott. Glenn Ligon: AMERICA. 2011. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art