Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions
- Publication Date: November 10, 2015
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 10 3⁄4
- ISBN: 9781849763561
- Page Count: 250
- Illustrations: Full color illustrations
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) is one of the most significant American artists of his generation. Much of his work relates to abstract cxpressionism and minimalist painting, remixing formal characteristics to highlight the cultural and social histories of the time, such as the civil rights movement. This new book brings together artworks and other material Ligon references or work with which he shares certain affinities. The book illustrates works by Ligon and other artists—including Chris Ofili, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Lorna Simpson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Jasper Johns—accompanied by texts by Ligon, Francesco Manacorda, Alex Farquharson, and Gregg Bordowitz, and an anthology of some 20 texts selected/excerpted by Ligon.
About the author
Glenn Ligon is a New York–based artist whose work has been the subject of solo exhibitions worldwide. He has earned numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2003.
Francesco Manacorda is the artistic director of Tate Liverpool.
AlexFarquharson is the director of Nottingham Contemporary.
Gregg Bordowitz is a professor of film, video, new media, and animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.