New territory for Glenn Ligon with first solo show in Italy

GLENN LIGON: TUTTO POTEVA, NELLA POESIA, AVERE UNA SOLUZIONE / IN POETRY, A SOLUTION TO EVERYTHING
24 APR – 28 JUL 2018
NAPLES

Glenn Ligon, one of the US’s most prominent and punchy artists, has taken his art in a new stylistic direction in his first solo show in Italy. The artist—who is best known for his text-based paintings that he began making in the 1980s—says his new silkscreen and ink marker paintings take text “to a new level of abstraction”. The exhibition In poetry, a solution to everything (until 28 July), at Thomas Dane Gallery in Naples, also reflects the Bronx-born artist’s ongoing political concerns through two new neon sculptures that explore the issue of immigration in the Neapolitan context.

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