Martin Creed: Work No. 3398 EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT

July 1, 2020August 29, 2021
British artist Martin Creed made the first version of his text-based sculpture Work No. 3398 EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT in 1999. One of his most iconic works, variations of the site-responsive neon continue to appear in different sizes and colors throughout the world. The sculpture is emblematic of Creed’s artistic practice, which uses language, ordinary materials, and everyday interventions to communicate with the larger public. Commissioned for moCa’s Gund Commons, Creed’s Work No. 3398 EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT (2020) is a single line of unpunctuated text rendered in rainbow neon. The work’s simple statement  ‘EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT’ stretches across an expanse of wall, revealing itself as you enter the museum. Creed’s sculpture is at once a hopeful, familiar, and reassuring phrase, and a gentle nod to the challenges lying ahead amid the current uncertainties.
 
Major support for Martin Creed: Work No. 3398 EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT is provided by Joanne Cohen & Morris Wheeler.