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28.03 - 28.07.2024


Photo credit: Pirelli HangarBicocca
Photo credit: Pirelli HangarBicocca



Until July 28, 2024, Nari Ward (St. Andrew, Jamaica, 1963, lives and works in New York) will be in Milan with the exhibition “Ground Break” curated by Roberta Tenconi and Lucia Aspesi at Pirelli HangarBicocca.


The exhibition features a selection of works from 1992 to Ground Break—the artist's latest production that gives the retrospective its name—exploring Nari Ward's research with performativity and collaboration-focused projects. The narrative unfolds through large-scale installations Ward created between 1996 and 2000 for Ralph Lemon's Geography Trilogy choreography, which are being presented here for the first time since then in an exhibition context. These three works will create a new choreography alongside other sculptures, videos, installations, and the visitors' own bodies. The concept of performativity animates the exhibition itself, characterized by a program of live collaborative actions that will take place during the exhibition.


Celebrated as one of the most important contemporary American artists, Nari Ward creates layered works through intertwining and juxtaposing reclaimed elements, alluding to various social and political aspects and addressing themes related to identity, racial issues, justice, and consumerism. His intentional use of everyday materials, rem­nants of past practices, places, communities, and epochs, allows the viewer to connect di­rectly with the works while keeping the nar­rative open to contemporary, urgent themes.




For more info Pirelli HangarBicocca




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