Sanford Biggers’ Conundrum: The Mothership Lands at Mass MoCA

Sanford Biggers “The Cartographer’s Conundrum,” 2012. Courtesy the artist and Mass MoCA

In The Cartographer’s Conundrum, a large installation currently on view at Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), artist Sanford Biggers maps artistic, cultural and spiritual practices, other disciplines and fields, i.e. Afrofuturism, and sacred geometry. The average visitor probably knows very little about these concepts, their diversity and the relationships that exist between them. However, Sanford’s presentation draws you in and provokes an unrestricted sort of curiosity that might lead to a more global understanding of the various issues involved.The Afrofuturist perspective was influenced by pioneers Sun Ra, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Afrika Bambaataa, and others who produced works that resonate with contemporary artists and performers like Janelle Monae and Sanford Biggers–these examples are good starting points for exploring the themes in Sanford’s show.

via Sanford Biggers’ Conundrum: The Mothership Lands at Mass MoCA | Art21 Blog.

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