Nari Ward, We the People, 2011. Shoelaces, 96 × 324 in (243.8 × 594.4 cm). In collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Collection Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Gift of the Speed Contemporary, 2016.1. © The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Join artist Eric N. Mack for a special gallery talk on the exhibition “Nari Ward: We the People.”
Outside the Box offers gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities will address the New Museum’s exhibition “Nari Ward: We the People” in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations taking place in the Museum’s galleries. Emphasizing the Museum’s strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box Gallery Talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers will speak about the exhibition or themes emergent in Ward’s works from the various positions they occupy—be they academic, artistic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, lecturers will engage in rich investigations that will illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.
Gallery talks are free with paid Museum admission, but attendance is limited. Gallery admission must be purchased in order to reserve a spot. Members can reserve here. Students and seniors can RSVP by email for discounted admission.
Eric N. Mack is a New York–based artist known for large-scale textile pieces composed of paint, found fabric, clothing, and other repurposed objects. Mack received his BFA from Cooper Union and his MFA from Yale School of Art, and he is a graduate of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Rauschenberg Foundation (2017) and the Studio Museum in Harlem (2014–15). Mack has had solo exhibitions at Simon Lee, London (2018); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2017); and Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles (2015). His work has been included in exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2018); MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2017); Almine Rech Gallery, Paris (2016); MoMA P.S.1, New York (2015); and elsewhere.