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Recently Opened: “Amazing Grace” Nari WardNew Museum’s Studio 231, 231 Bowery, NYCThe work is composed of 310 abandoned strollers (collected by the artist from the streets of his neighborhood) surrounded by a field of flattened fire hoses. It is accompanied by a recording of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson singing “Amazing Grace,” suffusing the installation with an uplifting and reverential tone. The objects, in various states of disrepair, speak of the lives of the children they once carried as well as their appropriation by the homeless men and women who would utilize them to transport their own scavenged possessions. Amazing Grace captures the sense of loss, adaptation, and hopefulness that characterized Ward’s experience of New York City in 1993. Originally installed in an abandoned firehouse at 301 West 141st Street in Harlem from September to December 1993. - thru April 21

Recently Opened:

Amazing Grace
 Nari Ward

New Museum’s Studio 231, 231 Bowery, NYC

The work is composed of 310 abandoned strollers (collected by the artist from the streets of his neighborhood) surrounded by a field of flattened fire hoses. It is accompanied by a recording of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson singing “Amazing Grace,” suffusing the installation with an uplifting and reverential tone. The objects, in various states of disrepair, speak of the lives of the children they once carried as well as their appropriation by the homeless men and women who would utilize them to transport their own scavenged possessions. Amazing Grace captures the sense of loss, adaptation, and hopefulness that characterized Ward’s experience of New York City in 1993. Originally installed in an abandoned firehouse at 301 West 141st Street in Harlem from September to December 1993. - thru April 21

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