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Inspired by the moment in which Glenn Ligon rose to prominence, this panel contextualizes the art of the late 1980s and early ’90s in the U.S. Panelists include art historian Douglas Crimp, artist and writer Catherine Lord, political historian and theorist Linda Nicholson, and cultural historian Tricia Rose.
What does a midcareer retrospective mean for an artist, and how is a career defined? Glenn Ligon is joined by exhibition curator Scott Rothkopf and art historian Huey Copeland for a dialogue on the joys, fears, and implications of a midcareer show.
Glenn Ligon is joined by experimental jazz musician Jason Moran for a live, improvised performance and conversation on Ligon’s video piece, The Death of Tom.
In this video, artist Glenn Ligon and curator Scott Rothkopf discuss Ligon’s “America” neons and his body of work in response to James Baldwin’s essay “Stranger in the Village,” both of which are on view in the exhibition Glenn Ligon: AMERICA.
In this video blog (or, “vlog”), artist and Whitney educator Christine S. Kim discusses artist Glenn Ligon’s unique perspective and artistic process in American Sign Language, focusing on selected works in the retrospective exhibition.
This audio guide, introduced by Alice Pratt Brown Director Adam D. Weinberg, highlights a diverse range of works from the exhibition Glenn Ligon: AMERICA. Artist Glenn Ligon, exhibition curator Scott Rothkopf, and Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, provide additional commentary.