30 Americans: Glenn Ligon

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17 Days to 30 Americans

(born 1960)

Glenn Ligon employs the practice of intertextuality in his conceptual work. This term, coined by Bulgarian-French philosopher Julia Kristeva in 1966, describes how the meaning of a text is not inherent, but rather malleable relative to the time, the context it is read, the knowledge of the reader, and other non-static factors. Ligon’s intertextual works invite interpretations around race, language, and sexual identity.

Learn more about the 30 Americans exhibition at http://arkansasartscenter.org/30-Americans.

Learn more about Ligon at http://www.art21.org/artists/glenn-ligon.

Glenn Ligon

photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

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