NEW/NOW Jennifer Wen Ma: An Inward Sea

Jennifer Wen Ma, Rendering of <i>An Inward Sea</i>, 2020
 Jennifer Wen Ma, Rendering of An Inward Sea, 2020,
"Installation View of Jennifer Wen Ma, Cry Joy Park," Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, © Jennifer Wen Ma, Courtesy of the artist
 "Installation View of Jennifer Wen Ma, Cry Joy Park," Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, © Jennifer Wen Ma, Courtesy of the artist,
"Paradise Interrupted," MGM Cotai Theatre, Macau, © Jennifer Wen Ma, 2019, Photo courtesy of MGM Cotai
 "Paradise Interrupted," MGM Cotai Theatre, Macau, © Jennifer Wen Ma, 2019, Photo courtesy of MGM Cotai,
"Paradise Interrupted," MGM Cotai Theatre, Macau, © Jennifer Wen Ma, 2019, Photo courtesy of Qian Guangxing
 "Paradise Interrupted," MGM Cotai Theatre, Macau, © Jennifer Wen Ma, 2019, Photo courtesy of Qian Guangxing,
Jennifer Wen Ma, Photo © Joe Goldman
 Jennifer Wen Ma, Photo © Joe Goldman,

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

NEW/NOW Jennifer Wen Ma: An Inward Sea

William L. and Bette Batchelor Gallery

As part of the NBMAA’s NEW/NOW exhibition series featuring emerging and established contemporary artists, the Museum will present Jennifer Wen Ma: An Inward Sea, opening May 6. In recent years, Ma (b. 1973, Beijing) has explored themes of utopia, dystopia, and the human condition in immersive and participatory installations. An Inward Sea continues this exploration, while reflecting deeply on the events of the last year--including the COVID-19 pandemic, extensive shut downs, and subsequent racial justice uprising in the U.S. --and how they have impacted the lives of residents of New Britain and beyond. Read more.

Artist Bio

Jennifer Wen Ma (b. 1973) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes installation, drawing, video, public art, design, performance, and theater. She frequently creates site-specific works that respond to the institutional or community contexts in which they are viewed. Born in Beijing, China, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1986. She has exhibited worldwide and was a member of the creative team for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Read more.

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NEW/NOW: Jennifer Wen Ma is part of 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA presented by Stanley Black and Decker with additional support provided by Bank of America

NEW/NOW: Jennifer Wen Ma is supported by The Benzhor Group, Dr. Peter and Grace Yu, and the Howard Fromson Endowment for Emerging Artists.

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