Published by The Power Plant. Text by Darby English, Wayne Baerwaldt, Huey Copeland, Mark Nash, Wayne Koestenbaum. Interview by Stephen Andrews.
Glenn Ligon is one of the preeminent members of a generation of American artists who came to prominence in the late 1980s with conceptually-based paintings, photographs and text-oriented works concerning the social, linguistic and political constructions of race, gender and sexuality. Incorporating sources as diverse as photographic scrapbooks and Richard Pryor's stand-up comedy routines--his lush coal-dust paintings of excerpts from James Baldwin's 1955 essay "Stranger in the Village," for instance--Ligon's art is a meditation on representation of the self in relation to culture and history. Handsomely designed with a hardcover slipcase, Some Changes is the artist's first significant monograph. Well-illustrated texts by critics and curators Wayne Baerwaldt, Huey Copeland, Darby English, Wayne Koestenbaum and Mark Nash survey Ligon's works from 1982 to 2005, and a candid interview with Toronto artist Stephen Andrews delves into Ligon's personal insights and professional experiences.
PUBLISHER THE POWER PLANT
BOOK FORMAT Slip, Hardcover, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs / 35 color / 20 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 7/31/2009 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2009 p. 81
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Published by ICA Philadelphia. Artwork by Glenn Ligon. Contributions by Thelma Golden, Patrick Murphy, Richard Meyer.
The theme of autobiography in Ligon's work is examined in light of a comprehensive study of his body of work. Ligon's sophisticated expressions of the issues of race and gay desire emerge clearly and lucidly.
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.
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PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780300169096RETAIL LIST PRICE: $24.95 CDN $24.95