Miami - Exhibition

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed

Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM

19 Nov 201521 Feb 2016

Pérez Art Museum Miami presents a mid-career retrospective of Nari Ward (b. 1963, Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica; lives in New York). This exhibition, Sun Splashed, is the largest survey of the artist’s work to date and offers a close consideration of his diverse production. Sun Splashed examines Ward’s career through interrelated frameworks that reveal the ongoing investigations, both material and intellectual, that have guided his practice across more than 20 years. Rather than chronologically, this exhibition is organized around vital points of reference for the artist, including urban space, performance and the body, the dynamics of power and politics, ideas of migration and movement, vernacular traditions, and his native Jamaica.

Ward’s practice is defined by its embrace of varied media and in particular the recurrent use of found objects, which imbue his works with a tactile and visceral relationship to history and the real world. The ambitious scale of his works and his continued experimentation with new materials and media will be brought to the fore in this exhibition, which will feature mixed-media collages, photography, assemblage, sculpture, interactive works, video, and architectural installations.

  • Nari Ward, Airplane Tears, 2005. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin New York and Hong KongNari Ward, Airplane Tears, 2005. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin New York and Hong Kong
  • Nari Ward, Sun Splashed exhibition view at Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art GuidesNari Ward, Sun Splashed exhibition view at Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art Guides
  • Nari Ward, Iron Heavens, 1995. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin New York and Hong KongNari Ward, Iron Heavens, 1995. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin New York and Hong Kong
  • Nari Ward, Sun Splashed exhibition view at Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art GuidesNari Ward, Sun Splashed exhibition view at Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art Guides
  • Nari Ward, Scandal Bag; History Feeds Mistrust, 2015. Photographed by Steven Rose. Image courtesy the artist;Nari Ward, Scandal Bag; History Feeds Mistrust, 2015. Photographed by Steven Rose. Image courtesy the artist;
  • Nari Ward, Sun Splashed exhibition view at Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art GuidesNari Ward, Sun Splashed exhibition view at Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art Guides

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Nari Ward

Special Events

Destination: Miami
Where: Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Type: Press Preview
Admission: RSVP

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Destination: Miami
Where: Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Type: VIP Preview
Admission: By Invitation Only

Exclusively for Museum Circle members

Destination: Miami
Where: Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

live performance by Stone Lovbe and enjoy happy hour food and drink.

Destination: Miami
Where: Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Type: Book Launch
Admission: Free

Nari Ward Book Signing

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
wed

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
2013

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Sirmans Franklin


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