Glenn Ligon on Glenn Ligon

November 7, 2011

While he was here for the opening of Glenn Ligon: AMERICA, we talked with the artist about various works, including his response to Mapplethorpe in Notes on the Margin of the Black Book; the coal dust paintings he began making in the 1990s, and the Coloring series, reinterpreting coloring book images from the 1970s. He also talked about To Disembark, an installation in the second gallery of the exhibition, inspired by the history of Henry Box Brown.

It was a hard video to edit; Glenn is extraordinarily articulate and self-reflective.

Amy Heibel and Alexa Oona Schulz