We are pleased to announce that on Monday 30 April Gregg Bordowitz will be in conversation with Glenn Ligon at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. For this event, Bordowitz will draw on his recently-published One Work book that focuses on Ligon’s iconic Untitled (I Am a Man) (1988) and its relevance to representations of self, race and gender.
Published during a moment of political upheaval and dissent against resurgent fascism in the United States, Bordowitz’s book inserts Untitled (I Am a Man) into a history that includes the African-American sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, Sojourner Truth’s 1851 speech ‘Ain't I A Woman?’ and Bo Diddley’s 1955 song ‘I’m a Man’.
Gregg Bordowitz in conversation with Glenn Ligon
Monday 30 April 2018, 18:30
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
Tickets: $10 (members and concessions $8). To purchase tickets please visit the Whitney Museum of American Art website. After the event copies of the book will be available to purchase and have signed by Bordowitz and Ligon.
This event is produced in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art and forms one public element of the One Work publication series, focusesing on the artworks that have significantly shaped the way we understand art and its history. The One Work series is distributed by The MIT Press.