Talks & Readings

Gregg Bordowitz in conversation with Glenn Ligon

MON, Apr 30, 2018
6:30 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

This conversation between Gregg Bordowitz and Glenn Ligon focuses on Ligon’s Untitled (I Am a Man), 1988, and its relevance to representations of self, race, and gender, the subject of a new book by Bordowitz in Afterall’s One Work series. Published during a moment of political upheaval and dissent against resurgent fascism in the United States, Bordowitz’s book inserts Untitled (I Am a Man) into a history that includes the African-American sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, Sojourner Truth’s 1851 speech "Ain't I A Woman?" and Bo Diddley’s 1955 song "I’m a Man."

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