‘Nonument Park’ Coming Soon to Southwest DC

by Josh Ghaffari

5×5 – A Temporary Public Art Project – through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), has a new site opening soon called ‘Nonument Park’. It is located directly to the north of the Office of Planning (OP) in a vacant lot just off of 4th Street in Southwest. 5×5 explores new perspectives on the District through temporary public art from the lens of its curators and artists. ‘Nonument Park’ is being curated by Lance Fung and will feature a series of work of the following 5 artists during the Fall: Jonathan Fung, Cameron Hockenson, Peter Hutchinson, Naranjo Morse and Jennifer Wen Ma. The site is described as “a temporary sculpture park featuring ‘monuments’ devoted not to the great but to ordinary people, to the ideals of democracy, and to the common struggles of humanity.”

‘Nonument Park’ is located at 1000 4th Street SW and is officially opening on September 6th, with special events taking place from 11am-1pm. The 5×5 Temporary Public Art Project will be on display in Southwest and at various sites throughout the District from September to December. Additional information on 5×5 can be found at the following website:

http://www.the5x5project.com/

 Nonument Park Pic