Yourself in the World
Yourself in the World
Selected Writings and Interviews
Glenn Ligon

Recommended by Tân, City Lights Books

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.

Title Yourself in the World
Subtitle Selected Writings and Interviews
Author Glenn Ligon
Publisher Yale University Press
Title First Published 16 May 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0300169094
ISBN-13 9780300169096
Publication Date 16 May 2011
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $24.95

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