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Fall Art Colloquia: Beyond the Binary: Race-ing Art featuring Sanford Biggers (Updated 11/2/09)

Abramson Family Recital Hall

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A native of Los Angeles, California, and current New York resident, Sanford Biggers uses the study of ethnological objects, popular icons, and the Dadaist tradition to explore cultural and creative syncretism, art history, and politics. An accomplished musician, Biggers often incorporates performative elements into his sculptures and installations, resulting in multilayered works that act as anecdotal vignettes, at once full of wit and clear formal intent. In 2009, he will realize several new commissioned works for the New York Percent for the Arts, Creative Capital, New York; the Kitchen, New York; and Harvard University's Office of Fine Arts. Biggers is presently a full-time faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University's Sculpture and Expanded Media program and a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and Office of the Arts for 2009.

Admission is free.

Please see also: Panel Discussion, Nov. 10

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