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“All progress occurs because people dare to be different.”- Harry Millner

Nari Ward has transformed Building 10 at MASS MoCA! We are very excited for this installation and wanted to share the progress with our hard-core blog readers.

The skeleton of a giant Jamaican fish-catcher is harboring an incredible amount of potential for awe and imagination.

The boat for Nu Colossus arrived at MASS MoCA today (very exciting)! The 30-foot boat will appear alongside the giant fish-catcher. The boat will look as though it is suspended in midair. (Note: The artist had to split the boat into smaller pieces to load it into our gallery.)

You could literally smell the hard work in Building 10 today. The aroma of sawdust and paint whisked in the air along with Nari and his busy assistants. Tools and materials were sprawled across the floor while a calm chaos was pushing the workers through this gigantic task. (That’s our amazing visual art intern, Rosalia, as she paints the sound-piece named, Stall.)

Stall allows it’s viewers/listeners to interact with the piece. Patrons will be able to walk onto the platforms and view textiles from Arnold Print Works while hearing noises from an actual Jamaican market filtering through the air.

Mango Tourist is nearing completion! The yellow material is burnt mattress foam- filled with mango seeds and hundreds of Sprague Electric capacitors! This piece is visually delicious. An unforeseen smile spreads across one’s face when you see these playful shapes.

The installation will open on April 3rd along with Memery; a retrospective that explores our relationship with the internet and how it affects our memory. In the meantime, check out Kidspace’s new exhibit, Color Forms II, this Saturday!

Dear Danelle Cheney, thank you for the photos. Love, MASS MoCA

Posted March 24, 2011 by MASS MoCA
Filed under BLOG, Exhibitions, Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum
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