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In Conversation: Michael Govan and Glenn Ligon

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In Conversation: Michael Govan and Glenn Ligon


Thu, 12/29/2022 – 10:09

Be part of us for an intimate discussion in between LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan and American conceptual artist Glenn Ligon. Recognised for exploring race, language, identification, and historical past by way of uncovered sources, Ligon will discuss Runaways, a sequence of prints based on 19th-century commercials announcing runaway enslaved people.

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Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) is an artist residing and doing work in New York. Through his vocation, Ligon has pursued an incisive exploration of American heritage, literature, and culture throughout bodies of operate that establish critically on the legacies of modern day painting and conceptual artwork. He been given a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan College and attended the Whitney Museum Impartial Review Program. In 2011, the Whitney Museum of American Artwork held the mid-job retrospective Glenn Ligon: The united states, structured by Scott Rothkopf, that traveled nationally. Crucial modern exhibitions involve Glenn Ligon: Article-Noir (2022) at the Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France Grief and Grievance (2021) at the New Museum, New York, where by Ligon acted as a curatorial advisor Des Parisiens Noirs at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris Blue Black (2017), an exhibition Ligon curated at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis and Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions (2015), a curatorial job organized with Nottingham Present-day and Tate Liverpool. His function has been integrated in big intercontinental exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (2015, 1997), Berlin Biennial (2014), Istanbul Biennial (2011, 2019), Documenta XI (2002), and Gwangju Biennial (2000).

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Photograph taken by Paul Mpagi Sepuya, courtesy of Glenn Ligon Studio

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