“One can take a neon tube and simply paint it black on the front. So it would read as a black letter or a line, but it would also read as neon because there would be light coming from behind that black letter.”
Glenn Ligon is our current 100 Artists featured artist. Above are two works—Untitled (America) (2008) and Warm Broad Glow II (2011)—included in the 2011 Glenn Ligon: AMERICA exhibition, seen here installed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. These scenes are featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6 episode, History (2012).
Also shown here is the installation process of Warm Broad Glow II, as featured in the Exclusive episode, Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”.
A haiku from the article: How Tracy Mack-Askew, Chevrolet Vehicle Line Manager, Does It
How does one come to accept and affirm a body so despised by one’s fellow citizens? What are the ways in which one can rejoice in the intimate moments of black sexuality in a culture that questions the aesthetic beauty of one’s body? Can genuine human relationships flourish for black people in a society that assaults black intelligence, black moral character and black possibility?Cornel West Race Matters (via queensheartsnpeacesigns)
It takes courage to interrogate yourself. It takes courage to look in the mirror and see past your reflection to who you really are when you take off the mask, when you’re not performing the same old routines and social roles. It takes courage for folk to stand up.Cornel West (via plutot-la-vie)
Cornel West: Reflections on Austen
You know a person’s way of talking about literature/literary authors are spellbinding when you find yourself repeatedly listening to them talk about an author you don’t even like much.
Cornel West is a genius. How anyone could fail to recognize this, I’m not sure.
- I’m a hopeless romantic
- often I prefer reading to sex
- I might get married some day
- the left side of the bed is preferable
- I’m very, very shy
- aesthetics aren’t everything
- I actually don’t want kids
- love really, truly isn’t enough sometimes