This Week in Culture: September 11-17

Cultured, September 11, 2023

In this week's exhibitions, New York’s The Kitchen revives a 1938 one-act ballet, Sylvia Snowden captures her DC neighbors for a show in London, Sanford Biggers touches down in Chicago, and more from around the world.


Back To The Stars” by Sanford Biggers
When: September 14-October 28, 2023
Why It’s Worth a Look: “Back to the Stars” showcases two of Sanford Biggers’s ongoing series, "Chimera" and "Codex," which challenge cultural and aesthetic assumptions associated with material objects, primarily quilts and sculptures. The exhibition juxtaposes a geometric, large-scale textile work featuring references to Japanese woodblock prints and Gee’s Bend quilts with transformed African and Greco-Roman marble sculptures, busts, and masks.
Know Before You Go: Biggers’s quiltwork is largely influenced by the history of quilts being used as coded objects to help slaves in the South escape through the Underground Railroad.


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