Focused survey of installation art by Sanford Biggers at the Brooklyn Museum


BROOKLYN, N.Y.- An Introspective challenges and reinterprets symbols and legacies that inform contemporary America in a focused selection of nine installations and additional artworks created by the New York-based artist. On view September 23, 2011, through January 8, 2012, this will be Biggers’ first museum presentation in New York, and it will mark the Brooklyn debut of Blossom (2007), a large-scale multimedia installation. Sanford Biggers employs a variety of media, and his work incorporates references to a range of artistic and cultural traditions. The focal point of the Brooklyn Museum exhibition, Blossom (2007), is composed of a large tree that grows through, and uproots, a grand piano. At various intervals, the keys move as the piano plays the artist’s arrangement of “Strange Fruit,” a song first recorded in 1939 by the blues