Accumulation Artist : Nari Ward

Nari Ward, We the People, 2011. Shoelaces, 96 x 324 in (243.8 × 594.4 cm). In collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Collection Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Gift of the Speed Contemporary, 2016.1. © The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

Nari Ward, We the People, 2011. Shoelaces, 96 x 324 in (243.8 × 594.4 cm). In collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Collection Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Gift of the Speed Contemporary, 2016.1. © The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

The New Museum puts on an exhibition of one of the most important and influential sculptors working today

Nari Ward is one of the artists who can transform trash into something important. Looking at his works closely, the form of the discarded items is still recognizable, but rigorously employed to new purposes, unveiling several dimensions of meaning at a time. Wherever Ward goes, he gathers resonant destroys and transforms it into something imbued with memory.

His latest exhibition ‘We the people’ opened in the New Museum on February 12th and will be on view until May 26th, taking over second, third, and fourth floors. The exhibition features over thirty sculptures, painting, videos, and large-scale installations, inviting the audience into a journey through the artist’s prolific twenty-five-year career. Highlighting his status as one of the most important sculptors working now, the exhibition also includes several key early works—Amazing Grace, Hunger Cradle to name a few.

Nari Ward, Iron Heavens, 1995. Oven pans, ironed sterilized cotton, and burnt wooden bats, 140 x 148 x 48 in (355.6 x 375.9 x 121.9 cm). Installation view: “Nari Ward: Sun Splashed,” Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2016. Collection Jeffrey Deitch. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: Studio LHOOQ

Nari Ward, Iron Heavens, 1995. Oven pans, ironed sterilized cotton, and burnt wooden bats, 140 x 148 x 48 in (355.6 x 375.9 x 121.9 cm). Installation view: “Nari Ward: Sun Splashed,” Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2016. Collection Jeffrey Deitch. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: Studio LHOOQ

新博物馆(New Museum)举办了一场展览,展出了当今最重要、最有影响力的雕塑家之一的作品

Nari Ward是能够将垃圾转化为重要事物的艺术家之一。 仔细观察他的作品,这些废弃物品的形式仍然可以辨认,但被严格地用于新目的,一次揭示出几个维度的含义。无论Ward走到哪里,他都会聚集共同的破坏并将其转化为充满记忆的东西。

他的最新展览We the people于2月12日在新博物馆开幕,将持续到5月26日,占据博物馆的第二、第三和第四层。该展览展出了30多件雕塑、绘画、视频和大型装置作品,邀请观众进入艺术家丰富的25年职业生涯。展览突出了他作为目前最重要的雕塑家之一的地位,还包括几件重要的早期作品——Amazing Grace、Hunger Cradle等等。

Nari Ward, Amazing Grace, 1993. Approx. 300 baby strollers and fire hoses, dimensions variable. Installation view: “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” New Museum, New York, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner

Nari Ward, Amazing Grace, 1993. Approx. 300 baby strollers and fire hoses, dimensions variable. Installation view: “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” New Museum, New York, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner

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