Through the activation of public spaces around the world, artist Candy Chang creates work that examines the dynamics between society and the psyche, the aesthetics of handwriting, and the value of anonymity in a performative age. Learn more here.

New Light the Barricades book

Candy Chang and James A. Reeves’ new book on Light the Barricades is out now! This limited edition book is the culmination of their participatory public installation that spanned four sites across Los Angeles and garnered over 3,000 handwritten reflections from visitors on the emotional barriers in their lives. The book features hundreds of these responses, the fables that appeared on the installations, an introduction to the I Ching, meditations on emotional barriers, and the artists’ notes on the process and the role of ritual in public life. Each book is signed by the artists and comes with a one-of-a-kind Chinese ink study by Candy Chang that developed into the artwork for the installation.

October 2020

Candy Chang and James A. Reeves’s original soundtrack for their Light the Barricades installation is featured in a three-part anthology of ambient music via Brooklyn label Mysteries of the Deep. Listen to it here or here.

April 2020
Public Art

Candy Chang’s participatory public installation Confessions is currently on view in the Wonderspaces show Elsewhere in Scottsdale, Arizona.

October 12, 2019 - March 2020

Candy Chang’s Before I Die installation is part of the exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Initially at the Smithsonian American Art Museum March 30, 2018—January 21, 2019, the exhibition traveled to the Cincinnati Art Museum April 26—September 2, 2019, and will now be at the Oakland Museum of California October 12, 2019—March 22, 2020.

March 30, 2018 - March 22, 2020
Public Art

Candy Chang’s latest participatory public installation A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful collected over 55,000 anxieties and hopes from visitors at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York, NY throughout the course of 2018. Now, she and her collaborator James A. Reeves are working with psychologists, information designers, and researchers to examine the themes, what they say about us and our culture today, and strategies to weather the struggles of modern life. More here.

Upcoming Events
October 25, 2020
Talk at SUNY Buffalo
October 29, 2020
Keynote at American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference
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November 17, 2020
Talk at Diversity & Inclusion Professionals Annual Awards Luncheon