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See: Nari Ward's Breathing Directions
New York Magazine

From suffocation, sculptural release

For more than two decades, Ward has impressed with sculptures assembled from the salvaged materials of city lives. His new show combines abject materials, traditional Congolese cosmographical diagrams, and drilled holes like those used by escaping slaves hiding under floorboards; here they sing, sigh, and fill us with pathos. - Jerry Saltz