Public Sculpture Installation by Alexandre da Cunha

This site-specific work, titled Plaza (Arcade), is a permanent, public art installation by Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha. The work is comprised of three circular concrete manhole forms and metal poles, thoughtfully positioned in front of the new Pierce Boston tower. The forms function as playful obstacles and also spaces for observation and contemplation, reflecting the artist’s interest in exploring existing materials and re-purposing found objects while referencing the rich history and legacy of concrete architecture in Boston. Plaza (Arcade) operates as an extension of the urban landscape that surrounds it, as well as a departure from that context. This is da Cunha’s first site-specific permanent public project in the United States, joining significant public commissions by the artist in the United Kingdom and Brazil.

The work was commissioned by Samuels & Associates and installed in September 2017.

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