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  • December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM
    December 31, 1969
    7:00 PM
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Day 3: Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon employs the practice  of intertextuality in his conceptual work. This term, coined by Julia Kristeva in 1966, describes how pre-existing texts are transformed into new texts. Ligon’s intertextual works often touches upon race, language, and sexual identity.

View these works by Glenn Ligon. Can you identify the author of the original text?

Glenn Ligon slideshow



30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



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