Exhibition: Blue Black Curated by Glenn Ligon

From Pulitzer Arts Foundation:

Blue Black Boy

Carrie Mae Weems’s “Blue Black Boy” (1997), part of “Blue Black,” an exhibition curated by the artist Glenn Ligon at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis. Credit Jack Shainman, New York & the Nytimes.com

Influential American artist Glenn Ligon offers a lyrical meditation on the colors blue and black. Inspired by his experience of the Pulitzer’s monumental Ellsworth Kelly wall sculpture, Blue Black, Ligon enlists the colors to pose timely and nuanced questions, touching upon notions of language, identity, and perception. The exhibition brings together a diverse selection of more than fifty works ranging from abstraction to portraiture, from Norman Lewis to Andy Warhol, and including well-known works by Ligon.

In response to the Blue Black exhibition, artists, writers, musicians, and educators have selected books, albums, films, and other media to compose an interdisciplinary library. With items ranging from bestselling novels to avant-garde jazz albums to a tarot deck, the Blue Black Library includes the selections of more than a dozen guest contributors, as well as exhibition references, visitor recommendations, and a Spotify playlist. These selections expand upon themes elicited by the works on view, and have inspired a series of public programs that will occur over the course of the exhibition. For a short biography of contributors and list of selected works, download the Library Guide.

Exhibition Details

Visit In-Person through October 7, 2017:

Open Hours:
Wednesday, 10am–5pm
Thursday, 10am–8pm
Friday, 10am–8pm
Saturday, 10am–5pm

Location: 3716 Washington Boulevard | St. Louis, MO 63108 (Map) | Free Admission & Parking

View Exhibition Tour Online:  https://pulitzerarts.org/exhibition/blue-black/

 

 

 

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