Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival
Using a multimedia approach (film, video, installation, performance, and music), artist Sanford Biggers brings together iconic images from hip-hop, Buddhism, African American ethnography, and Americana—from the figure of Harriet Tubman to the war in Iraq—in order to broaden and complicate our understandings of history and media. Biggers discusses the role of improvisation and experimentation in his efforts to create civic engagement through art. He is joined in conversation by Romi Crawford, associate professor in visual and critical studies and liberal arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
This program is made possible by Emerge, a donor affinity group that supports the education, exhibition, and acquisition programs of the MCA.