Three to See: New York
The Art Newspaper
The New York-based artist Nari Ward’s solo exhibition (G.O.A.T., again, until 4 September) is at the waterfront Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens, with beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline. The show, which includes six new works made for the site, takes its name from the acronym for Greatest of All Time and also uses imagery of goats throughout. It is a bizarre and playful assortment of sculptures, some inspired by lawn ornaments, that nevertheless alludes to issues such as race politics. Works include a giant copper bell that looks like a billy goat’s testicles, cast concrete goats piled with things like fire hoses and even a 40 ft. long hobbyhorse—or, rather, hobbygoat—lying on the lawn.