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June 2016
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APOLLO MUSIC CAFE: MARTIN LUTHER MCCOY with MOON MEDICIN

June 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Apollo Theater,
253 W 125th St
New York, NY United States
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Back by popular demand, Martin Luther McCoy returns to close out the Apollo Music Café 2015/16 season with selections from his latest project, Love is the Hero, Volume 2. This performance will feature MOON MEDICIN, a multimedia concept band performing original compositions interspersed with re-imagined covers. The collective performs against a backdrop of curated sound effects and images of sci-fi, punk, sacred geometry, coded symbology, film noir, minstrels, world politics, and ceremonial dance. Renowned visual artist Sanford Biggers is the creative director joined by…

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May 2021

Solo Exhibition – Sanford Biggers ‘Oracle’ and ‘Art in Focus’ at Rockefeller Center

May 5, 2021 - June 29, 2021
Rockefeller Center,
45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY, 10111
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SANFORD BIGGERS May 5th – June 29th Multiple disciplinary artist Sanford Biggers will transform Rockefeller Center with several public art exhibitions, including the highly anticipated monumental Oracle sculpture. Several years in the making, Biggers is the first artist invited by Rockefeller Center for a multimedia survey exhibition campus-wide. The 25-foot tall bronze sculpture titled Oracle, commissioned by Art Production Fund for installation at the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens is the cornerstone of Biggers’ takeover and welcomes visitors to the…

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Group exhibition – The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

May 14, 2021 - April 10, 2022
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, 11238 United States
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The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time May 14, 2021–April 10, 2022 Great Hall, 1st Floor The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time draws examples from our contemporary art collection to contemplate the profound disruption that occurred in 2020. Borrowing its title from an aeronautical term that refers to the pull of the current that is left in the wake of a large and powerful object, the exhibition examines the…

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June 2021

Group Exhibition ‘Feedback’ at The School curated by Helen Molesworth

June 5, 2021 - October 30, 2021
The School,
25 Broad Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106 United States
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Feedback  June 5 – October 30, 2021  Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Feedback at The School, organized by Helen Molesworth.  SANFORD BIGGERS DIEDRICK BRACKENS JOHN BUCK JANET CARDIFF & GEORGE BURES MILLER KARON DAVIS TAYLOR DAVIS ROY DOWELL MUNA EL FITURI KOHSHIN FINLEY CHRISTINA FORRER LAUREN HALSEY EJ HILL STEVE LOCKE KERRY JAMES MARSHALL TYLER MITCHELL HILARY PECIS DANA SHERWOOD ROSE B. SIMPSON CAULEEN SMITH BECKY SUSS LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE Several years ago, I had an encounter with Janet Cardiff’s sound installation, Feedback. I…

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July 2021

Traveling Solo Exhibition – Codeswitch at California American Art Museum

July 28, 2021 - January 23, 2022
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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July 28, 2021 - January 23, 2022 curated by: Andrea Andersson (Founding Director and Chief Curator, Rivers Institute) and Sergio Bessa (Curator, Bronx Museum) For more than two decades, Los Angeles native Sanford Biggers has been developing a singular body of work that is deeply informed by African American history and traditions. Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch, the first survey of quilt-based works by the New York-based interdisciplinary artist, features over fifty pieces that seamlessly weave together references to contemporary art, urban culture,…

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September 2021

Group exhibition – Abstranded: Fiber and Abstraction, Contemporary Art at Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.

September 18, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Everson Museum of Art,
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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AbStranded features ten contemporary American artists—Polly Apfelbaum, Paolo Arao, Sanford Biggers, Samantha Bittman, Julia Bland, Rachel B. Hayes, Elana Herzog, Anne Lindberg, Sheila Pepe, and Sarah Zapata—who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction. Utilizing a diverse variety of methods, styles, and forms, these artists uncover and co-opt textile traditions and material sources in order to re-assert their validity and relevance in an increasingly global-industrial culture. A prominent use of the hand looms large—through knitting, weaving, quilting,…

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October 2021

Solo Exhibition – Intersections – Sanford Biggers: Mosaic, 100th Anniversary at The Phillips Collection

October 8, 2021 - January 9, 2022
The Phillips Collection,
Washington DC, United States
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Curated Vesela Sretrenovic Intersections—Sanford Biggers: Mosaic October 16, 2021–January 9, 2022 Biggers’s new body of work connects works from the Phillips’s collection—quilts from Gee’s Bend and a group of European modernist sculptures—to his multidisciplinary practice that bridges African American identities, Buddhism, and the Western art canon.

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Group exhibition – Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

October 10, 2021 - November 17, 2021
Museum of Fine Arts,
Avenue of the Arts 465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Discover the extraordinary stories behind 300 years of American quilts Quilts and coverlets have a unique capacity to tell stories: their tactile, intricate mode of creation and their traditional use in the home impart deeply personal narratives of their creators, and the many histories they express reveal a complex record of America. Quilts have also been used in North America since the 17th century, and their story, told by many voices, has evolved alongside the United States. Upending expectations about…

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January 2022
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Performance – Mosaic Performance at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
The Phillips Collection,
Washington DC, United States
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The Phillips Collection presents Mosaic Performance, a Centennial commission combining music and dance, and engaging Sanford Biggers’s sand-floor installation created in dialogue with Gee’s Bend Quilts from the Phillips’s permanent collection as part of his Intersections project Mosaic. Biggers’s multimedia work draws from the rich history and creative practices of African American music and performance, notably within his own Afro-futurist project, Moon Medecin, a collaborative group of musicians and artists who combine sound and music with an array of visual…

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Public Art Commission – Mural unveiling for Unframed: Sanford Biggers, Arts Council New Orleans and The Helis Foundation, New Orleans, LA.

January 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans,
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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NEW ORLEANS (October 7, 2021)— The Helis Foundation and Arts Council New Orleans continue their collaboration on downtown New Orleans’ growing mural project with the announcement of Unframed 3.0. As the third installment of Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of Arts Council New Orleans, local New Orleans artist Ayo Scott and internationally-renowned artist Sanford Biggers will create two prodigious murals for New Orleans’ signature collection of large-scale murals. Premiering in 2019, with the addition of these two…

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