Recent Project: Public Trust

PUBLIC TRUST, (Aug 27–Sept 17, 2016) a free interactive artwork by Brooklyn artist Paul Ramirez Jonas in three Greater Boston locations — Dudley Square, Kendall Square, and Copley Square — asked the public to give a promise they could keep and to create a contract, an artwork, they could take home. Every one of the 956 promises shared was also simultaneously published on a giant marquee with other promises made that day by politicians, economic forecasters and other public figures.

For this ground-breaking project, Ramirez Jonas created a simple framework: an engagement table, a marquee, and a script for local artist to follow. Once situated in each site, the artwork became a tool for the performers and the participants to modify and use for their own benefit. Visit the project page for more information, watch the video, or order the book.


Past Projects and Programs