A conversation with Glenn Ligon at the Linda Pace Foundation

Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio / USA

March 6, 2012

A conversation with Glenn Ligon

Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Linda Pace Foundation
114 Camp Street
San Antonio, TX
Reservations required 


The Linda Pace Foundation presents a conversation with Glenn Ligon.

Glenn Ligon, one of America’s foremost artists, will speak with Steven Evans about his work and its development. Through a variety of media, the artist has explored language, identity, race, sexuality, literature, history and cultural constructs. His work is the subject of a critically acclaimed mid-career retrospective, Glenn Ligon: AMERICA, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and currently on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX. Ligon is represented in the Linda Pace Foundation collection, and he was a participant in Artpace San Antonio’s International Artist-In-Residence program in 1998.

Ligon’s monumental painting Stranger in the Village #11, 1998, is included in the exhibition TERRAIN: Selected Works from the Linda Pace Foundation Collection, on view in the private exhibition space of the Linda Pace Foundation through March 23, 2012. The exhibition is comprised of works that explore issues of identity through landscape, language and technology. TERRAIN includes works by Ligon, Laura Aguilar, Ross Bleckner, Nathan Carter, Anne Chu, Mona Hatoum, Jim Hodges, Isaac Julien, Surasi Kusolwong, Donald Moffett, Paul Pfeiffer, Aida Ruilova, Shahzia Sikander, Nancy Spero, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Bettie Ward. The exhibition features a wide range of media such as sculpture, photography, drawing, video and painting. Go to the Linda Pace Foundation website to request an appointment to visit.

The Linda Pace Foundation supports the charitable vision of its founder in multiple ways. It makes substantial annual grants to support the operation of Artpace, which she founded in 1995. It maintains CHRISpark, a one-acre park at 111 Camp Street that Pace built in memory of her son. Additionally, the Foundation is the owner and steward of Pace’s contemporary art collection, which contains over 500 works and continues to expand. Recent acquisitions include works by Margarita Cabrera, Susan Philipsz and Dario Robleto. Finally, the Foundation supports the work of contemporary artists through its acquisitions, programs and funding.