• 27.03.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong

    27.03.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong

    Art Basel Hong Kong - Stand: 1C02

     

    Featuring works by: Hurvin Anderson, Lynda Benglis, Anya Gallaccio, John Gerrard, Arturo Herrera, Phillip King, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Bob Law, Glenn Ligon, Jean-Luc Moulène, Xie Nanxing, Albert Oehlen and Akram Zaatari. 

     

    Preview: 27-28 March 

    Public days: 29-31 March 

     

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  • 27.03.2019 - Glenn Ligon: In Conversation with Donatien Grau and Anne Lafont, Institut national d'historie de l'art

    27.03.2019 - Glenn Ligon: In Conversation with Donatien Grau and Anne Lafont, Institut national d'historie de l'art

    Glenn Ligon: In Conversation with Donatien Grau and Anne Lafont, Institut national d'historie de l'art

     

    Following the opening of Glenn Ligon's 'Some Black Parisians' at the Musée d'Orsay, Glenn Ligon will be in conversation with Donatien Grau, head of contemporary programs at Musée d’Orsay, and Anne Lafont, Director of Studies at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. 

     

    Galerie Colbert, Auditorium
    Institut national d'histoire de l'art
    6, rue des Petits-Champs ou 2, rue Vivienne 
    75002 Paris

     

    Wednesday 27 March 2019 

    6:30pm

     

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  • 26.03.2019 - Glenn Ligon: Some Black Parisians, Musée d'Orsay

    26.03.2019 - Glenn Ligon: Some Black Parisians, Musée d'Orsay

    Glenn Ligon: Some Black Parisians, Musée d'Orsay

     

    Ligon's new commission from Musée d'Orsay, Some Black Parisians, consists of 12 large scale neons which highlight the names of some of the models, performers and writers who appear in important French works of art from the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

     

    Musée d'Orsay
    Allée centrale des sculptures

    1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur,

    75007 Paris

     

    26 March - 21 July 2019 

     

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  • 12.02.2019 - Glenn Ligon: Selections from the Marciano Collection, Los Angeles

    12.02.2019 - Glenn Ligon: Selections from the Marciano Collection, Los Angeles

    Glenn Ligon: Selections from the Marciano Collection 

     

    Marciano Art Foundation

    4357 Wilshire Blvd

    Los Angeles

     

    12 February - 5 May 2019 

     

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  • 07.02.2019 - Glenn Ligon: Artist Talk, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    07.02.2019 - Glenn Ligon: Artist Talk, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    Glenn Ligon: Artist Talk at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 

     

    Glenn Ligon will discuss his practice which has pursued critical perspectives of American history since the 1980s. This talk will highlight one of VMFA’s recent acquisition, A Small Band, currently on view in the Cochrane Atrium.

     

    Leslie Cheek Theater

    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    200 N. Boulevard 

    Richmond, Virginia 

     

    Thursday, 7 February 2019

    6:30 - 7:30pm 

     

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  • 15.01.2019 - Glenn Ligon: Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, University of California, Santa Cruz

    15.01.2019 - Glenn Ligon: Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, University of California, Santa Cruz

    Glenn Ligon: Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon at the University of California, Santa Cruz

     

    Digital Arts Research Center (DARC)

    453 Kerr Road

    Santa Cruz

    California 95064

     

    Tuesday 15 January 2019 

    7-9pm

     

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  • 14.01.2019 - Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at, Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery, Washington

    14.01.2019 - Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at, Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery, Washington

    Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at.

     

    Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery, Washington 

    24 January - 7 April 2019 

     

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  • 15.11.2018 - Glenn Ligon: 'The Artist's Voice', in conversation with Jason Moran

    15.11.2018 - Glenn Ligon: 'The Artist's Voice', in conversation with Jason Moran

    Talk:  'The Artist's Voice', Glenn Ligon in conversation with Jason Moran, jazz pianist

     

    ICA Boston, Boston MA

    15 November 2018, 7pm

     

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  • Blue Black Curated by Glenn Ligon at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St Louis

    Blue Black Curated by Glenn Ligon at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St Louis

    Blue Black Curated by Glenn Ligon

     

    Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St Louis

     9 June - 7 October, 2017

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  • Glenn Ligon to be honoured at Nottingham Contemporary’s Inaugural Gala Dinner

    Glenn Ligon to be honoured at Nottingham Contemporary’s Inaugural Gala Dinner

    Inaugural Fundraising Gala Dinner

    Nottingham Contemporary

    28 April, 2017

     

    Nottingham Contemporary will honour contemporary artist Glenn Ligon as one of the most important artists of his generation at their Inaugural Fundraising Gala Dinner. 

  • Lynda Benglis, Glenn Ligon, Amy Sillman and Kelley Walker: Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at Museum Brandhorst, Munich

    Lynda Benglis, Glenn Ligon, Amy Sillman and Kelley Walker: Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at Museum Brandhorst, Munich

    Painting 2.o:Expression in the Information Age

    14 November, 2015 - 30 April, 2016

    Museum Brandhorst

     

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  • Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions at Tate Liverpool

    Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions at Tate Liverpool

    Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions

    June 30 - October 18, 2015

    Tate Liverpool

     

    One of the most significant American artists of his generation creates an autobiographical art history, bringing together artworks he references, and his own work. 

     

     

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  • Walead Beshty, Glenn Ligon and Steve McQueen: Venice Biennale 2015

    Walead Beshty, Glenn Ligon and Steve McQueen: Venice Biennale 2015

    Congratulations to Walead BeshtyGlenn Ligon and Steve McQueen on their participation in 

    All the World’s Futures—curated by Okwui Enwezor, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

    9 May - 22 November, 2015

      

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  • Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions at Nottingham Contemporary

    Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions at Nottingham Contemporary

    Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions

    April 3 - June 11, 2015

    Nottingham Contemporary


    One of the most significant American artists of his generation creates an autobiographical art history, bringing together artworks he references, and his own work. 

     

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  • Glenn Ligon: Call and Response

    Glenn Ligon: Call and Response

    Glenn Ligon: Call and Response

    October 10 2014- January 11, 2015

    Camden Arts Centre, London


    Over the autumnal months, Camden Arts Centre presents Glenn Ligon: Call and Response, the first exhibition in a UK public gallery for the celebrated American artist.

     

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  • Glenn Ligon at the Berlin Biennale

    Glenn Ligon at the Berlin Biennale

    Berlin Biennale

    May 29- August 3, 2014

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  • Glenn Ligon: winner of the 18th annual Medal Award

    Glenn Ligon: winner of the 18th annual Medal Award

    Awarded for the first time in 1996, the annual Medal Award of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (SMFA) is a prize rewarding exceptional artists and important art supporters for their involvement and influence in the art world. This year, the SMFA will award contemporary artist Glenn Ligon during a ceremony scheduled for 20 May 2013.

     

    The artist is known for his works using different media, namely painting, neon lights, installations, videos and printing that explore the topics of sexuality, depiction, race or language. He uses suggestive texts, quotations issued from culturally and historically important publications of artists such as James Baldwin, Jean Genet and Zora Neale Hurston. Through his work, Ligon explores the cultural heritage of America and replaces it with the context of contemporary life.

     

    Born in 1960 in Bronx, Glenn Ligon currently lives and works in New York. He graduated from the Wesleyan University in 1982. He had solo shows, namely at the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington (1993), at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (1996), at the St. Louis Art Museum (2000), at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2001), at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York (2003) and at the Power Plant in Toronto (2005). He has also exhibited internationally on the occasion of big group events.