Art at Pierce Boston

Art

01/03

188 & 200 Brookline Ave.

The Reason

Integrating public art into the Pierce Boston plaza knits together the fabric of the Fenway’s creative scene with the high-class art institutions of the neighborhood, inspiring activity and conversations for locals and passersby.

The Result

Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha created a set of interactive sculptures in front of the Pierce Boston tower at the intersection of Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue. The site-specific work, titled Plaza (Arcade), is comprised of three concrete discs, an industrial and utilitarian material not typically associated with sculpture but one that references Boston’s architectural history and nods to the neo-concrete legacy of the artist’s native country. Complementing da Cunha’s world class sculpture, the building’s interior features specially-curated pieces representing a wide array of artistic expression from a diverse group of artists, while paying tribute to the neighborhood’s role as Boston’s artistic and cultural core. The selections offer a glimpse into the passage of time, daily life, and other lifestyle subjects through the use of sculpture, photography, painting, and mixed media.

Alexandre da Cunha

“In all my work I take something that’s familiar and I transform [it] into bigger things.”