Calendar: Art Talk: Nari Ward and Diana Nawi

Event Description

In conjunction with his midcareer retrospective exhibition opening at PAMM, artist Nari Ward and Associate Curator Diana Nawi will deliver a eulogy for artworks that have been destroyed over the course of Ward’s 20-year practice. This performative talk is a meditation on labor, leisure and remembering.

About the artist
Nari Ward (b. 1963, Saint Andrew, Jamaica) is known for his dramatic sculptural installations made from objects he collects from the urban landscape. His work examines ideas of place, identity, political power, and migration. Ward has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge; Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among others. The artist lives and works in New York.

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed is organized by Pérez Art Museum Miami Associate Curator Diana Nawi. This exhibition is presented by Citi with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support was received from the Funding Arts Network. Valuable support for the exhibition catalogue was provided by Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, and Havana, and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Additional in-kind support provided by Gander & White.

Andy Warhol Foundation

The Funding Arts Network       Gander and White