More conceptual art

Ed Ruscha a little while back (with links to earlier postings), and now (thanks to NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday), conceptual artist Glen Ligon, whose show AMERICA is now at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art. From this show, his neon installation Ruckenfigur:

From the NPR interview:

“I realized that if you turn the letters around, it makes a very strange word. It’s still the word ‘America,'” Ligon says. “The word faces you and turns away from you at the same time.”

(The best of times, the worst of times.)

As a bonus, a photo of one of Jenny Holzer‘s aphoristic works, designed to be displayed in public spaces:

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