Nari Ward: We the Peopleedited by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Massimiliano Gioni

A critical examination of the work of one of the most significant and original sculptors and installation artists living today

Jamaican-born Nari Ward is best known for his large-scale sculptures and installations, many of which are created from unexpected materials collected around his urban neighborhood. His incisive works frequently comment on issues surrounding race, poverty, consumerism, and diasporic identity in American culture. This book accompanies a major retrospective at the New Museum, highlighting his work from the early 1990s – including Amazing Grace (1993).


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 330 × 230 mm (13 × 9 in)
  • Pages: 224 pp
  • Illustrations: 150 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714879147

Gary Carrion-Murayari is Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum.

Okwui Enwezor is a renowned curator and former director of Haus der Kunst, Munich.

Lauren Haynes is curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Bennett Simpson is senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Lowery Sims is an art historian and former Curator Emerita at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.