New YorkGlenn Ligon. It’s always a little bit not yet
This November, renowned American conceptual artist Glenn Ligon will debut all new works in an exhibition that spans Hauser & Wirth’s entire 22nd Street building. Continuing his four-decade exploration of American history, literature, and society, Ligon will present works that extend his brilliant series of neon sculptures, debris field paintings, and text-based works drawing from the influential words of leading 20th century cultural figures.
The exhibition will also feature a monumental new triptych from Ligon’s ongoing ‘Stranger in the Village’ series, begun in 1997. In the series, Ligon renders excerpts from novelist James Baldwin’s 1953 essay of the same name, that describes his experience of being an African American in a small town in Switzerland. Measuring 45 feet long, this landmark work will mark the first time Ligon has used the entire text from Baldwin’s essay in a single work.
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