Now + There is proud to present “Common Home,” our 2018 curatorial theme.
Over the next six months, we’re unveiling eight public artworks that explore memory and power, leisure and consumption, and collective responsibility in our common public spaces and our most common home, the earth.
Each work promises to enliven our city, encourage civic engagement, and foster public art accessibility within our shared common home, Boston.
2018 ACCELERATOR PROJECTS
Two of the six are already underway. Stephen Hamilton’s stunning Founders Project, a multimedia installation piece re-imagines Boston Public School High-School students as the legendary founders of West and West-Central African ethnic groups. And, Ekua Holmes’ Roxbury Sunflower project, which addresses cultural resiliency in Roxbury, launched with a seed distribution and planting event on June 2. All projects will be installed by October 2018.
These diverse projects tackle issues of gentrification, incorporate music and digital art, and spark conversation and wonder in underloved and unexpected places.