Yourself in the world : selected writings and interviews

by Ligon, Glenn, 1960-

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Throughout his career, the artist Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) has been deeply engaged with the written word: his artworks are full of painted, drawn, sculpted, photographed, and printed text. In recent years, Ligon has also emerged as a prolific writer. His articles and critical essays have appeared in exhibition catalogues and leading art magazines and range from trenchant reviews to introspective musings on his own art and life experience.

Edited by Scott Rothkopf, who provides an introduction to Ligon's written corpus, this impressive volume begins with the artist's first major essay, a superbly crafted text written in 2004 about the artist David Hammons and his relationship to a younger generation of black artists. In all, ten essays and twelve interviews are included, all of which demonstrate Ligon's straightforward exposition, ironic asides, knowing pop references, literary citations, and clever turns of phrase. This volume will be an indispensible reader to all those interested in contemporary art and culture.

Writings / by Glenn Ligon. Black light: David Hammons and the poetics of emptiness (2004) ; Dave McKenzie (2005) ; Wardell Milan II: a child of Babel (2007) ; My Felix (2007) ; Untitled (2008) ; Housing in New York: a brief history, 1960-2007 (2008) ; Walking in Memphis (2008) ; To miss New Orleans (2009) ; Kelley Walker's Negro problem (2010) ; Remember the revolution? (2010)
Interviews with Glenn Ligon. Interview with Andrea Miller-Keller (1992) ; Interview with Phyllis Rosenzweig (1993) ; Get the picture: an interview with Marie de Brugerolle (1995) ; Interview with Gary Garrels (1996) ; Interview with Byron Kim (1997) ; Conversation with Olukemi Ilesanmi and Joan Rothfuss (2000) ; Conversation with Hilton Als, moderated by Thelma Golden (2001) ; Interview with Stephen Andrews (2005) ; With our faces to the rising sun...: a conversation with Thelma Golden ; Hotel Blues: a conversation with Wayne Koestenbaum (2007) ; A body of work: an interview with Patricia Bickers (2008) ; Interview with Jason Moran (2009).

Additional Information
Subjects Ligon, Glenn, -- 1960-
Publisher New Haven [Conn.] : New York :Yale University Press ;2011
In association with Whitney Museum of American Art,
Contributors Rothkopf, Scott, 1976-
Whitney Museum of American Art.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Language English
Notes Published to coincide with the exhibition held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Mar. 10-June 5, 2011, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oct. 23, 2011-Jan. 22, 2012, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Feb.-May 2012.
Description xvi, 189 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780300169096 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0300169094 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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