Nari Ward in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni

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Nari Ward in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - March 14 @ 9:00 pm


Join us for a special conversation between artist Nari Ward and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director of the New Museum, on the occasion of Ward’s New Museum exhibition, “We the People.” Ward is one of the most influential sculptors working today. He transforms found material to speak to both personal memory and the complex political and social realities of race, immigration, and national identity. His sculptures and installations evoke a variety of folk traditions and acts of creative recycling native to his home country of Jamaica, while also mining the everyday material textures of Harlem, the neighborhood where he has lived and worked for the past twenty-five years. The conversation will explore Ward’s career as it is presented in this first New York museum survey of his work, which brings together over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations.

CART captioning will be available at this event.


Holly Harmon
212-219-1222 ext. 235


Audience (by age)
Adults (Ages 18 and up)
Program Image Caption
“Nari Ward: We the People,” 2019. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio


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New York, NY 10002 United States
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