Nari Ward

(Jamaica, 1963)


Nari Ward’s Untitled Depot/Estación sin título, installed at Playas de Tijuana, was an interactive piece that brought people together. Dedicated to the healer and child in everyone, the installation was constructed from doors, bedsprings, and other found materials that visitors could walk through and experiment with. Ward felt that the physical interaction that brought visitors together inside the installation was vital to the totality of the piece. The bedsprings that encouraged visitors to jump up and down were based on Ward’s interest in suspension, and the balance it implies between rest and motion.

Curators: Jessica Bradley, Olivier Debroise, Ivo Mesquita, and Sally Yard
Venues: Plaza de Toros Monumental, Aguascalientes, and Playas de Tijuana