Tate Modern Talk

Artists' Talk: Glenn Ligon with Gregg Bordowitz

Glenn Ligon, ‘Condition Report’ 2000
Glenn Ligon, Condition Report 2000. Lent by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery 2007. © Glenn Ligon; courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Join American artists Glenn Ligon and Gregg Bordowitz for this special conversation

Glenn Ligon is renowned for his interpretations of American history and culture. His practice involves paintings, installations, videos and works in neon, with a particular focus on questions of language and identity.

For this special event, Ligon will be in conversation with the acclaimed artist and writer Gregg Bordowitz, marking the publication of Bordowitz’s new book on Ligon’s 1988 painting Untitled (I am a Man). The artists will discuss how Ligon’s work draws on the history of strikes by African-American workers as well as contemporary issues concerning representation, race and gender.

The event also includes an audience Q&A, and a book signing with both artists.

Gregg Bordowitz’s book Glenn Ligon: Untitled (I Am a Man) is published by Afterall Books in the One Work series, distributed by MIT Press.

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD​​

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

29 May 2018 at 18.30–20.00

Supported by

The J Isaacs Charitable Trust