The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the nonprofit that runs the famed city-slicing swath, picked big-time conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner to do the next Dewey Square mural. (Above is Shinique Smith's "Seven Moon Junction," the current mural.) Weiner's work will continue a tradition that is now nearly four autumns old.
Weiner will work with the MIT List Visual Arts Center on a piece entitled "A Translation From One Language to Another." Details of what the actual installation will look like and contain remain tantalizingly and deliberately scarce; though Weiner is noted for working with words and a release from the conservancy says the newest mural will be a "textual work." It is set to be installed from Sept. 14 to 20, with an unveiling celebration on Sept. 24. Whatever it is that Weiner produces ("Free Brady" maybe?), you won't be able to miss it: The Dewey Square mural runs 70 feet by 76 feet.
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