2022

NYX Video Awards - Gold Winner Winner

Nari Ward: Lazarus

Entrant Company

The Vilcek Foundation

Category

Video/ Film / Web Based Productions - Public Interest / Awareness

Client's Name

Country / Region

United States

Nari Ward's Lazarus, 2019, is a centerpiece of the new exhibition "Nari Ward: Home of the Brave" open at the Vilcek Foundation from May 31, 2022 through February 3, 2023.

Ward discusses the intent of the work, which uses thousands of shoelaces inserted into the gallery’s walls to frame selected words from Emma Lazarus’ poem, The New Colossus and how the process of installation is a vital part of how this meaning is conveyed and experienced: “When I was working with the laces, it was really important that they be in the wall; that it was part of the architecture…. [Y]our relationship to the work within the space has something to do with how legible the work itself is.”

"Nari Ward: Home of the Brave" turns a critical lens on the values espoused in iconic American symbols, including the American flag and the Statue of Liberty. The individual works invite viewers to question how concepts of democracy, liberty, and belonging are experienced by immigrants, Black people, and other historically under-represented communities.

Ward was born in Jamaica and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 12; the family settled in Brooklyn, New York. Ward has lived in the New York City area ever since, earning his BA at Hunter College and his MFA at Brooklyn College. He became a U.S. citizen in 2011. Ward received the Vilcek Prize in Fine Arts in 2017 for his body of found-object assemblage artwork that invites both public discourse and intimate dialogue on topics including race, poverty, and Black and Caribbean diasporic identities.

Credits

The Vilcek Foundation
Rick Kinsel
The Vilcek Foundation
Brian Cavanaugh
The Vilcek Foundation
Kayla Clifford
Carina Teoh
2022
gold
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Entrant Company

Julius Baer

Sub Category

Media

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gold
winner
Cleveland Clinic

Entrant Company

Warner Media - Courageous Studios

Sub Category

Medical

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Texas General Land Office

Entrant Company

Proscalar, LLC

Sub Category

Directing

2022
gold
winner
Texas General Land Office

Entrant Company

Proscalar, LLC

Sub Category

Government