Tisch Family Gallery, Aidekman/Medford
October 8 – December 15, 2019
Artist talk and reception October 17, 7pm
Sanford Biggers (b.1970) has developed a practice that encourages meaningful dialogue around history and trauma in America. Sanford Biggers is the first exhibition focused on his BAM series, begun in 2015, in which Biggers seeks to memorialize and honor unarmed black victims of police gun violence in America. Through video, sculpture, and textiles, he brings to light the pain these acts have perpetrated upon society, but also points to the wider human condition and a desire to transcend. Organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and accompanied by a catalogue, with contributions by Naomi Beckwith (Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago), Christa J. Clarke (Senior Curator, Arts of Global Africa, Newark Museum), Lisa Melandri, and Kahlil Gibran Muhammad (Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.)
Sanford Biggers lives and works in New York. His work has been celebrated through solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, most recently at the Brooklyn Museum, Sculpture Center and Mass MoCA and is in the collection of museums worldwide. He was a 2017 recipient of the Rome Prize Visual Arts and is also the creative director of Moon Medicin, a multimedia concept band that straddles visual art and music with performances staged against a backdrop of curated sound effects and video.