Nari Ward, Amazing Grace

New Museum of Contemporary Art , Lower East Side Friday February 22 2013 11:00 - 18:00
As part of its survey of ’90s art titled, “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” the New Museum presents this ambitious 1993 installation by artist Nari Ward in its adjacent space, Studio 231. Originally mounted in an abandoned firehouse in Harlem, Amazing Grace resembles a kind of post-apocalyptic landscape of discarded baby strollers and fire hoses, all culled from the surrounding neighborhood by the artist. Beyond suggesting that buildings in minority neighborhoods were more prone to fires due the neglect of landlords, the work evokes the social cost of that indifference. It's characteristic of Ward's ongoing examination of race and its relationship to the urban environment.


Venue name: New Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 235 Bowery
New York
Cross street: at Prince St
Opening hours: Wed, Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–9pm
Transport: Subway: J, Z to Bowery; 6 to Spring St
Price: $14, seniors $12, students $10, children under 18 free. Thu 7–9pm free.
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