Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions will be on show in Tate Liverpool this summer, featuring the work of around 45 other major artists including abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock.
Ligon, who was born in the Bronx in 1960, has put his search for identity at the centre of his own practice. This exhibition reveals the delicate process by which he found a formal and intellectual vocabulary to explore his identity by borrowing from images and icons. Amongst over 45 works from many major art figures, from Andy Warhol to Steve McQueen, seven of Ligon's own works are present, including the 1991 painting 'I lost my voice I found my voice'.
Wider cultural phenomena such as the photojournalism of the Civil Rights struggle and Sun Ra’s seminal film Space is the Place also feature alongside the work of the artist.
This exhibition is in partnership with Nottingham Contemporary and will run in parallel with Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots.