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

Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Glenn Ligon and Carl Hancock Rux at The New School, November 11, 2015. 

Selected Readings

The artist’s website

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 

Glenn Ligon