Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 12:15pm
VCU Student Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave.
“Sanford Biggers isn’t content to be called a sculptor, video artist, or performance artist, even though these media are central to his work. He’s an artist whose interdisciplinary skills allow him to challenge viewers with an unusual practice that resists characterization. He’s not only an idea man in the conceptual art tradition, he also makes amazing and mysterious things. …Biggers’ works about race and racism are only a part of his overall oeuvre, though communication across and within cultures is a constant of his work. As such, Biggers has emerged as a prominent voice among artists whose aesthetic instincts are political, and whose political sensibilities affect the forms that artworks take.
Sanford Biggers is a man with a plan, and he’s got the skills to execute it, not only as a black artist, but also on the big stage of world culture.”
From: The Big Idea by Malik Gaines, 2009