A 320-foot-long piece of art is being installed on the Greenway fence

The language-based art will be displayed through November.

Artist Matthew Hoffman made this redering of his new Greenway installation, called “May This Never End.’’ —Matthew Hoffman

Workers are installing a 320-foot-long piece of language-based art along the northern portion of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy on Thursday, reports The Boston Globe.

The narrative work by Chicago’s Matthew Hoffman, called “May This Never End,’’ is comprised of bright yellow polyethylene letters that stand 4 feet tall and read: “Nothing’s for keeps. Except that we must keep going. You’ll spend your entire life searching, ok? We all want to belong. So let’s all get along. Make the most, and hope. May this never end,’’ reports the Globe.

The artwork is the latest in a series of temporary, modern, and colorful art installations in the city.


“Unlike the memorials, today’s public art is really about the individual experience of the viewer, but it’s also a collective experience,’’ Greenway’s public art curator Lucas Cowan told the Globe. “It’s this temporary time: You have to be there to experience it, and you’re left with this memory. It’s like: God, do you remember when the city did that?’’

The artwork will be displayed through November.

Read the full story in the Globe.

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