Enjoy the completed installation of a new public art commission in Chinatown Park. The artwork, titled ‘Year of the Dog’, honors the collective memory and shared experiences of the Chinatown community. Each spinnable block is engraved with traditional Chinese characters or excerpts from stories from the Chinatown community. Visitors are encouraged to turn the blocks, constructing new stories and interpretations, each time reinventing the narrative of the artwork! Year of the Dog is the fourth piece in a curation of sculptural and mixed-media installations based on the twelve years of the Chinese Zodiac. With the aim of celebrating both past and present, each year a new artwork has been temporarily installed in the space in front of the Essex Street Gate in The Greenway’s Chinatown Park. The installation’s goal is to unite the history, culture, and traditions of the Chinese New Year and the Chinatown community with the ideas and expressions of contemporary artists. Free and open to all.
Enjoy the ‘Year of the Dog’ Art Installation in Chinatown Park until Saturday, September 1, 2018 at John F Fitzgerald Surface Rd., Boston, MA, 02111.