Dwelling: Art, Architecture and Memory
Knock on Wood, by Andrea Thompson
Neighbors, by Christopher Frost
Neighbors by Christopher Frost
Sunflower House, by Jim Coates
15 artists and architects were invited to use the concept of "dwelling" as a theme for site-specific installations at Forest Hills Cemetery, a 250-acre landscape filled with superb examples of 19th century architecture.
The word dwelling has two complementary meanings. On the one hand, a dwelling is a residence. It embodies the taste, values, status, and social relationships of its inhabitants. At Forest Hills, large family lots were designed to echo family homes; monuments were created by the same craftsmen who carved marble mantlepieces and architectural ornamentation; generations were kept together, side by side for eternity. On the other hand, "dwelling" signifies a private process involving recollection, lingering reflection, and immersion in emotion. We dwell on the past, on memories or in our feelings – all of which are intangible. Both of these meanings are brought together at Forest Hills, which is both a final home and a place for contemplation, mourning, and remembrance.
Jury: Robert Campbell, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for The Boston Globe; Pieranna Cavalchini, Curator of Contemporary Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Carole Anne Meehan, Vita Brevis Director, ICA Boston; and Doug Reed, landscape architect and principal of Reed Hilderbrand