Sanford Biggers : codeswitch (Book, 2020) [University of Louisville Libraries]
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Sanford Biggers : codeswitch

Sanford Biggers : codeswitch

Author: Andrea AnderssonAntonio Sergio BessaSanford BiggersBronx Museum of the Arts,Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, La.),All authors
Publisher: Bronx, New York : The Bronx Museum of the Arts ; New Haven, CT : ; London : in association with Yale University Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sanford Biggers (b. 1970) is a Harlem-based artist working in various media including painting, sculpture, video, and performance. He describes his practice as 'code-switching'--mixing disparate elements to create layers of meaning--to account for his wide-ranging interests. This catalogue focuses on a series of repurposed quilts (many made in the 19th century) that embodies this interest in mixture. Informed by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: Sanford Biggers; Sanford Biggers; Sanford Biggers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Andersson; Antonio Sergio Bessa; Sanford Biggers; Bronx Museum of the Arts,; Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, La.),; California African-American Museum,
ISBN: 0300248644 9780300248647
OCLC Number: 1121606664
Description: xiii, 173 pages, 5 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 25 cm
Contents: Foreword: Quilted magic, quilted music, quilted freedom in the Black American continuum / Greg Tate --
Introduction and acknowledgements / Klaudio Rodriguez --
The craft and the codes: traveling through history with Sanford Biggers / Antonio Sergio Bessa --
The allegorical paintings of Sanford Biggers / Andrea Andersson --
There are five square knots... / Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard --
Chronology / compiled by Mia Kang, with research by Esperanza Bey --
Mother Patchwerk / John Jennings, David Brame, and Esperanza Bey --
Plates.
Other Titles: Codeswitch
Code switch
Responsibility: [curators:] Andrea Andersson and Antonio Sergio Bessa.

Abstract:

"Sanford Biggers (b. 1970) is a Harlem-based artist working in various media including painting, sculpture, video, and performance. He describes his practice as 'code-switching'--mixing disparate elements to create layers of meaning--to account for his wide-ranging interests. This catalogue focuses on a series of repurposed quilts (many made in the 19th century) that embodies this interest in mixture. Informed by the significance of quilts to the Underground Railroad, Biggers transforms the quilts into new works using materials such as paint, tar, glitter, and charcoal to add his own layers of codes, whether they be historical, political, or purely artistic. Insightful essays survey Biggers's career, his art in relation to music, and the history upon which the series draws. Also featured is a short yet powerful graphic essay by an award-winning illustrator that introduces the layered meanings inherent in the art and craft of quilting"--Page 4 of cover.
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