Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again

Repeats every week until Sun Jun 04 2017.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am
Event Info
Cost: 
Free
Contact Phone: 
info@socratessculpturepark.org
Recommended Age: 
All

On view April 29 through September 4, 2017

Socrates Sculpture Park (SSP) presents New York’s first institutional solo exhibition of Nari Ward (b. Jamaica; lives in New York). The exhibition, Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again, features a series of six newly commissioned outdoor artworks that were created on site. G.O.A.T. is an acronym for Greatest of All Time, a phrase commonly used in American sports, made famous by Muhammad Ali, and in hip-hop, most notably, as the title of Queens native LL Cool J’s best-selling album. The title alludes to the African-American experience and political theater – common themes in Ward’s work

Opening celebration: Saturday, June 3, 3 pm to 7 pm
Celebrate Nari Ward’s new artworks in G.O.A.T., again with a tour hosted by the SSP Director of Exhibitions, sample tasty local Jamaican food, and create your own G.O.A.T.-themed works of art in a workshop provided in collaboration with Brooklyn-based non-profit papermaking studio, Dieu Donné. Make your way to the stage to choose the G.O.A.T.s of the evening at our “Socrates Variety Hour” featuring music, spoken word, and other eclectic acts, kicked off with a performance curated by Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance. FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd.
11106 Queens , NY
Phone: 718)-956-1819
40° 46' 3.702" N, 73° 56' 10.23" W
New York