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Nari Ward

Mango Tourist, 2011

Foam, battery canisters, Sprague Electric Company resistors and capacitors, and mango seeds
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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Miami
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3 figures, 120 x 72 x 72 inches each In collaboration with MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

3 figures, 120 x 72 x 72 inches each In collaboration with MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

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Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
Nari Ward
Jamaican , b. 1963
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Using found objects and materials collected from his urban neighborhood, Nari Ward creates sculptural installations that subvert the original purpose of the items shown. For example, in Palace LiquorsouL (2010), Ward rearranges the letters of the title in a neon liquor store sign, illuminating only “S-O-U-L” while leaving the remaining letters unlit and upside down. Through such unexpected compositional arrangements, Ward enacts a transformation of everyday objects into visual markers rich with symbolic and narrative implications.

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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Miami
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3 figures, 120 x 72 x 72 inches each In collaboration with MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

3 figures, 120 x 72 x 72 inches each In collaboration with MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

Image rights
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
Nari Ward
Jamaican , b. 1963
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Using found objects and materials collected from his urban neighborhood, Nari Ward creates sculptural installations that subvert the original purpose of the items shown. For example, in Palace LiquorsouL (2010), Ward rearranges the letters of the title in a neon liquor store sign, illuminating only “S-O-U-L” while leaving the remaining letters unlit and upside down. Through such unexpected compositional arrangements, Ward enacts a transformation of everyday objects into visual markers rich with symbolic and narrative implications.

Nari Ward

Mango Tourist, 2011

Foam, battery canisters, Sprague Electric Company resistors and capacitors, and mango seeds
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