To celebrate the exhibition, ‘Glenn Ligon. It’s Always a Little Bit Not Yet’ and Ligon’s new Hauser & Wirth Publishers title, ‘Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work,’ Glenn Ligon will join writer and artist Gregg Bordowitz for a live conversation moderated by Thomas Gebremedhin, Vice President & Executive Editor at Doubleday, at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York.
In accordance with local guidelines and to ensure the health and safety of all our guests and staff, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for those 12 and older, and masks are also required to attend this event at the Morgan Library and Museum.
About Gregg Bordowitz
Gregg Bordowitz is an artist and writer who lives and works in New York and Chicago. His most recent book is titled ‘Some Styles of Masculinity’ (Triple Canopy/D.A.P. 2021). An exhibition of new work titled ‘Tetragrammaton’ will be shown at the University of Buffalo Art Galleries from November 6, 2021, until March 13, 2022. Bordowitz is the director of the School of the Artist Institute of Chicago Low Residency MFA program.
About Thomas Gebremedhin
Thomas Gebremedhin is Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday, an imprint of Penguin Random House, where he works with writers such as Hua Hsu, Richard Rhodes, and Nell Irvin Painter. He was previously a senior editor at The Atlantic.
About the Publication
Glenn Ligon’s documentation of his studio and practice offers a glimpse into the way the artist sees his work and understands his process. This artist-conceived volume—focusing on the past four years—traces the trajectory of Ligon’s art-making, intimately chronicling the development of paintings, neons, and works on paper, as well as time spent in his studio spaces and other personal moments. These images are set in conversation with ‘Soihu V’voihu (for Glenn Ligon)’ a new poem by writer and artist Gregg Bordowitz that uses the form of multiple haikus to explore the juxtapositions, geometries, and associations of Ligon’s practice.