Biggers met virtually with emerging textile artist Diedrick Brackens for this conversation about references to 'code-switching' in their respective practices, the legacy of South of Pico in present-day L.A., the influence of Missy Elliot, and more.
Lila Allen writes about a legend that inspired Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch. The legend, that quilts were used to mark the path of the Underground Railroad, captivated Biggers after a visit to Philadelphia’s Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church.The article discusses how Biggers uses history and dialogue as "materials" in his art.
Contributor Seph Rodney writes about Biggers' series of over 50 works made with pre-1900 antique quilts, on display at the Bronx Museum through January 24, 2020. The article touches on the complexity of the works and the history that the artist communicates through them.
Gabriella Angeleti interviewed Biggers for this article, which announced the show before it opened to the public. The article covered Biggers' inspiration for the exhibition including African American History, Buddhist spiritualism, and more.
Siddhartha Mitter recounts a visit in June to Sanford Biggers' Harlem studio. The feature discusses the artist's "sculptures transformed by gunfire" and "radically altered heirloom quilts." Over 60 of altered heirloom quilts are part of the show Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch on display at the Bronx Museum from September 9, 2020 through January 24, 2021.
In this interview with Jasmine Wahi (The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Holly Block Social Justice Curator), she explains the importance of her position and how visual activism can create change. She also discusses how to combat racism within arts institutions both forward-facing and internally.
Bronx Museum Curator Jasmine Wahi talks about "how institutions can respond to crisis and some of the artworks she is engaging with now."
Sanford Biggers' upcoming Bronx Museum show, Codeswitch, is mentioned in this article where he discusses how he is adapting in the wake of COVID-19.
José Parlá's show at the Bronx Museum, It's Yours is featured in this piece about three shows in NYC "inspired by a transgressive art form"
TV and podcast personalities Daniel Baker (a.k.a Desus Nice) and Joel Martinez (a.k.a. The Kid Mero) were honored at the Bronx Museum Visionary Duos Gala.
A summary of The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Visionary Duos Gala was featured in the parties section of Vogue.
Artist José Parlá and curator Manon Slome comment on the artist's first solo museum exhibition, "José Parlá: It's Yours." Parlá, who began painting murals on the streets of Miami, drew inspiration from street art to create works specifically dedicated to the Bronx.
ArtNews announced the hiring of Jasmine Wahi as the Bronx Museum's Holly Block Social Justice Curator.
Henry Chalfant was interviewed for this piece in The Guardian, which goes into detail about the exhibition and the history behind some of Chalfant's photographs.
The BxMA Ball was called the party of the week.
The Bronx Museum's first annual BxMA Ball was featured in Vogue with striking portraits of the honorees, performers, and other key contributors.
Widewalls featured Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit, 1977 - 1987, including a selection of images and highlights from the exhibition.
The New York Times reviews The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop, detailing the exhibition and Alvin Baltrop’s history.