Skip to Content

A Monthly Culture Matrix For the Cosmopolitan Traveler

Nari Ward: We the People

MCA Denver / Denver / Art

Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward has spent the last 25 years of his life living and working in Harlem. Since the early 1990s, he has made art out of huge collections of found materials. Ward combines the folk traditions of Jamaica with the urban textures of his Harlem neighborhood, pointing out their similarities, and also the key differences between tradition and modernity. At MCA Denver, several of Ward’s early works are on display, including his powerful breakthrough, Amazing Grace. An installation exhibited at the New Museum in 1993, it consists of a looping path made of flattened fire hoses, piles of used baby strollers banked along both sides. —E.C.

MCA Denver 1485 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Get Directions »
Start a New Search
Subscribers Only

Start your free trial to access the full Arts Intel Report

Subscribe to Air Mail to access every article
and search our entire Arts Intel Report.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in here.