About

Through the activation of public spaces around the world, artist Candy Chang creates rituals that uncover the complexity of our inner lives. Her practice includes participatory installations of anonymous, handwritten reflections, as well as reproductions of these reflections through video and mixed media. She is caretaker of over one million handwritten anxieties, hopes, pains, and moments of grace in the 21st century. More.

 

Current Work
New installation

After the End
Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel
Brooklyn, New York
September 15 – December 6, 2021
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Installation

Before I Die
Wonderspaces
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 15 – Dec 30, 2021
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Installation

Before I Die
Wonderspaces
Scottsdale, Arizona
June 30 – Dec 30, 2021
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Installation and Exhibition

Light the Barricades
The Mint Museum
Charlotte, North Carolina
February 25 – July 26, 2021
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Exhibit panel discussion

We Were Distracted: A Conversation about Ritual, Attention, and Public Space
Candy Chang, James A. Reeves, and de’Angelo Dia
The Mint Museum
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 2, 2021
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Book

Our limited edition Light the Barricades book is a meditation on emotional barriers. Featuring hundreds of handwritten reflections from visitors and guidance on doubt, resentment, and judgment.

Music

Our original soundtrack for Light the Barricades is featured in a three-part anthology of ambient music via Brooklyn label Mysteries of the Deep.

Upcoming Work
Talk

After the End: Artist Talk
Candy Chang and James A. Reeves
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn, New York
September 30, 2021, 6:30pm
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Talk

International Association for Public Participation Australasia Conference
Virtual event
October 27, 2021, 9:15am AEST
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