Artist Projects

The Cartographer’s Conundrum


Sanford Biggers

The Cartographer’s Conundrum is an installation, film and website inspired by artist, scholar and Afro-futurist John Biggers. A cousin of his subject, Sanford Biggers’s goal is to both study and expand the emerging genre of Afro-futurism, which engages science-fiction, cosmology and technology to create a new folklore of the African Diaspora. Biggers begins by traveling through western Africa along the same route John Biggers followed in the 1950s, meeting with colleagues and family members along the way. In its final form, this project includes a new multimedia installation by Sanford Biggers, as well as an exhibition, lecture, catalog and website chronicling John Biggers’s contributions to Afro-futurism.

Project Updates

  • 2012: Biggers exhibits elements of The Cartographer’s Conundrum at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA

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    Sanford Biggers

    A Los Angeles native currently working in New York, Sanford Biggers creates artworks that integrate film/video, installation, sculpture, drawing, ori…

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  • Events

    Feb 04 – Oct 28, 2012
    Sanford Biggers exhibits "The Cartographer's Conundrum" at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA



    Mar 28 – May 03, 2009
    Karyn Olivier is featured in a group exhibition at Uferhallen in Berlin, Germany



    Apr 16 – Apr 17, 2009
    Sanford Biggers is featured in a performance at The Kitchen in New York City, NY.



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  • Project News

    September 25, 2010
    Creative Capital at IdeaFestival in Louisville, KY



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