Now. There. Let's make some art!
Now and There is bringing together unique artists with unique spaces to create thought-provoking public art in Greater Boston. We're building on our 30-year history as UrbanArts to create temporary and site specific projects for, and with, the community. We're glad you're here!
This first post in a four-part series entitled Art in Service, a collaboration between N+T and Big, Red & Shiny, explores the definitions, challenges and modes of exchange in socially engaged art practices.
N+T Director Kate Gilbert shares her experience at Christo’s latest work, The Floating Piers, in this guest post.
"We are all there to walk on new land, to experience a fantasy like walking on the ceiling that we’ve envisioned in our youth or during a dreamy state. With collars of orange glowing under our necks, we walk together."
It's been a long time coming, and we've been dropping all kinds of hints, so we're excited to finally, officially, spill the beans! N+T is pleased to present Public Trust, a free interactive artwork commissioned by Brooklyn artist Paul Ramirez Jonas coming to Boston August 27-September 17.
"When doing community engagement work photos cannot capture everything, but they do try. [There are] microcosmic amazing moments that always go unseen and escape the camera. Many occurred during Faces of Dudley." More about one such moment in Cedric Douglas' essay from Faces of Dudley, now available on Blurb.
“I have a story to tell,” read one board. “I survived breast cancer,” declared another. “I am the whomp whoomp,” stated a third, somewhat mysteriously. All were in response to questions asked while people waited to have their portrait taken during Faces of Dudley. More about the inspiration behind this project in Kate Gilbert’s essay from Faces of Dudley, now available on Blurb.
Come be part of our big summer project! We're looking for artists, performers, servers, and community members, young and old to help lead an interactive public artwork Aug 27-Sept 17.
We serve up art that fosters questions and enlivens our communities. Our goal is to be a voice in the conversation about Boston's identity. Who are we as Bostonians? What do we value? And how is all that represented in our public art?
We put our artists' visions first. We search out artists whose values matches our own and those of our community. We then help them make the best public art they can. And along the way we hope to help advance new definitions of public art.