In this essay, Huey Copeland examines contemporary artist Glenn Ligon's multiple engagements with the history of American slavery, particularly as evidenced by his 1993 installation To Disembark. As Copeland shows, in casting himself as a runaway slave, Ligon points up the relationships between the regimes of power, violence, and resistance that continue to produce black subjects as fugitives in life and in representation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Arts and Humanities(all)
- Sociology and Political Science