Most shows can’t or don’t hold these very separate aspects in synchronous rotation: sober assessment of an art historical lineage and a feeling of intimacy. This one does.
Refreshing Stories Told Through the Collection of a Regional Museum
The Tang Teaching Museum attempts to make itself new through an exhibition that employs a variety of ways to elaborate and convey narratives.
Making the Transformative Power of Words Concrete
This exhibition at the Bronx Museum highlights the reciprocal relationship between historical texts and the art they have inspired. This is a conversation that should never end.
The Political Resonance of Contemporary Sculpture
Sculpture at Luhring Augustine posits contemporary sculpture as a corrective to politically regressive monuments in the United States.
Glenn Ligon and Hilton Als Talk Color at LA’s Underground Museum
For the Underground Museum’s ongoing discussion and performance series, Ligon and Als will talk about the impact of color in art and in the world.
The Many Shades of Glenn Ligon’s Blue Black
In a new exhibition, Glenn Ligon explores the idea of “blue black” as it manifests not only in black identity but also in American culture.
The Queer Art that Helped Define Post-Blackness
In his collection of essays, Derek Conrad Murray explores questions of post-blackness by drawing on the artworks of Glenn Ligon, Kehinde Wiley, Mickalene Thomas, and Kalup Linzy.
Best of 2016: Our Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows
We could never leave Brooklyn and still miss a slew of shows in our home borough. From outdoor art along the waterfront to group shows in Bushwick and ambitious political projects at Dumbo nonprofits, there was no shortage of great work in Brooklyn in 2016.
Glenn Ligon and Claudia Rankine Talk Race at Art Basel Miami Beach
The artist and the poet sat down together at Miami’s largest art fair to discuss their mutual influence and inspiration.
Surviving and Memorializing the AIDS Crisis
A public health crisis is one of these human occurrences that brings several contravening responses and feelings to the surface: fear, recrimination, massive research efforts, emotional appeals for safety and help, charitable sacrifice, anger, religious discrimination, political advocacy, and on.
Glenn Ligon Deconstructs Richard Pryor’s Stand-Up
When Richard Pryor strode through an audience of fans and celebrities at the Hollywood Palladium on December 9, 1981, the comedian — always renowned for his candor and vulnerability — was exposed in an altogether new way.
MoMA PS1’s Citywide Survey Shows New York’s Greats (and Not-so-Greats)
Every five years MoMA and MoMA PS1 team up to take the pulse of New York City’s contemporary art scene, filling the latter institution with works made recently by artists based in the metropolitan area.