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.