neon studios

Glenn Ligon, Give us a Poem (Palindrome #2), 2007

“Glenn Ligon made this neon piece […] in 2007, and I saw it a little while back on the wall of the Studio Museum in Harlem, where it’s part of the permanent collection. The work is built around an incident that occurred at Harvard in 1975, when Muhammad Ali had just finished a speech and a student in the audience asked him to improvise a poem: ‘Me/We’ was the pithy verse Ali offered. Even then, at the height of the Black Power movement, it was an intriguingly opaque statement that could have been read as a gesture of solidarity between the black boxer and his white audience, or as an underlining of their difference. In Ligon’s work, the two words become a visual palindrome, of sorts – symmetrical top and bottom – and alternate being lit (white) and unlit (black), which just increases the tension inherent in them. In 2014, in a museum in Harlem, it strikes me that the tension is between the artist and the audience he addresses – with the issue of race still there, but now wrapped up in larger issues of aesthetic communities and the class, and color, they imply." Blake Gopnik, The Daily Pic

hello! there is little to no activity on my dash at the moment so if you post/reblog any of the following:

  • haikyuu!!
  • free!
  • boku no hero academia
  • mob psycho 100
  • neon genesis evangelion
  • one punch man
  • hunter x hunter
  • natsume yuujinchou
  • yuri on ice!!!
  • tokyo ghoul
  • kyoani anime in general
  • studio ghibli
  • kuroko no basket
  • noragami
  • fullmetal alchemist
  • flcl
  • quality shitposts

then please like + reblog this post so that i can follow you!