Glenn Ligon & Carl Hancock Rux

November 11, 2015 7PM


This event will include a drink reception in the Event Cafe in the lower level of the University Center at 7pm, and will then move to Starr Foundation Hall (L102) as the evening proceeds.

Reflecting on “Comrades and Lovers”, Ligon’s site-specific, Walt Whitman-inspired neon installation at The New School, Ligon will discuss his exploration of American history, literature, race and society across a body of work that builds critically on the legacies of modern painting and more recent conceptual art. Award-winning poet, playwright and novelist Carl Hancock Rux will respond through a live spoken word performance. Ligon’s work has been celebrated internationally, most recently through a curatorial project organized with Nottingham Contemporary and Tate Liverpool; at Regen Project, Los Angeles;  and the 2015 Venice Biennale.