Glenn Ligon

Exhibition from 24.06.2022 to 20.11.2022
Carré d'Art Museum of Contemporary Art Nîmes 30000
Glenn Ligon quoted text early in his works, using the stencilled words that would become a hallmark of his work. He uses painted language to highlight the social and political value systems that give meaning to these texts and how they are modified or emphasized by the work.
A room in the exhibition will bring together a selection of “America” neon lights. Begun in 2008, these neon lights transform the word “America” by covering it in black paint, flipping it, inverting it or animating it, treating it like linguistic material to be manipulated and modified