Glenn Ligon (born 1960, pronounced Lie-gōne) is an American conceptual artist whose work explores race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity. Based in New York City, Ligon's work often draws on 20th century literature and speech of 20th century cultural figures such as James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Gertrude Stein, Jean Genet, and Richard Pryor. He is noted as one of the originators of the term Post-Blackness.
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ListenNew York-based artist Glenn Ligon is renowned for works made in a variety of media, including sculpture, neon, drawing and …
Jackson Pollock's reputation – salacious untruths in tow – often precedes him. With an exhibition at Tate Liverpool exploring the …
ReadAs part of Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art, Jonah Westerman explores Glenn Ligon's Condition Report 2000
American artist Glenn Ligon (b1960) is bringing together artworks spanning decades, continents and themes that closely relate to his own …
A new exhibition at Tate Liverpool looks afresh at the pioneering and iconic American artist Jackson Pollock. Scrutinising some of …