August 04, 2022 | in Books
We are asking more questions these days, aren’t we? As fractured as we all seem, as disjointed and uncertain the present and future may seem, we are beginning to have conversations about how we face ourselves, peers, family, society and our past. The pandemic reset many of our lives, but also put a new perspective on our identities and the existence of those around us. If this time didn’t change you or cause you to reflect, you really weren’t paying attention.
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Glenn Lutz is a writer and conceptual artist whose new book, There’s Light: Artworks & Conversations Examining Black Masculinity, Identity and Mental Well-being, is a result of years of conversations with fine artist and creatives in the Black community who are actively engaged in examining their mental health in the 21st century. In conversations with the likes of the late Virgil Abloh, Mark Bradford, Rashid Johnson, Steve McQueen and more, Lutz has become the conduit to an overlooked conversation in not only our society but the art world as well.
In this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, we speak to Lutz about putting this new book together, how open his subjects allowed themselves to be, growing up in LA, his own mental heath battles, how religion played a role in his life and how a move to Hawaii has settled his mind.
ditor’s note, a message from Glenn: « On Friday, August 5th, I’ll be releasing a t-shirt with Feels So Good, based on the book, with 100% of the profits form the sales used to donate copies of There’s Light to A.rt R.esources T.ransfer’s Library Program. This program donates art books to schools, libraries, prisons, and reading centers across the U.S. »
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