© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Exhibition at the Nerman Explores Issues of Race, Culture and Identity through Discarded Objects

photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR
Nari Ward, Land, 2010

New York-based artist Nari Ward has been described as a "modern archaeologist," using salvaged materials in his works, like television sets, discarded clothes, liquor signs and grocery carts. By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – For the past 10 years, Ward has lived and worked in Harlem, collecting objects there to re-purpose. KCUR's Laura Spencer caught up with the artist recently at the Nerman Museum during the installation of the show called "Nari Ward ● Re-Presence."

"Nari Ward ● Re-Presence"
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Johnson County Community College, OP, KS
June 4 - August 29, 2010

Opens Friday, June 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Artist lecture, 7 p.m.
Concert by The Good Foot, 8 p.m.

Download recent arts stories or subscribe to the KCUR Arts Podcast

KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and powerful storytelling.
Your donation helps make nonprofit journalism available for everyone.