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Candy Chang
Artist, creator of Before I Die and public rituals for an anxious, alienating world. Light the Barricades is now on view in L.A. at !
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Candy Chang Oct 5
“WALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine” is a moving exhibit on our relationship with walls over centuries, and it opens today at ! My project with Light the Barricades reimagines the wall as a site for contemplating our inner obstructions.
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Candy Chang Sep 30
Chinese ink on canvas turned into illuminated shrines. Light the Barricades convenes at on October 5 as part of their new exhibit WALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine.
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Candy Chang Sep 21
We were distracted. We were stuck. We were cruel. We wanted to reflect and atone, but we found only billboards shredding our attention and screens destroying our dignity. So we sought new rituals for sitting side by side while contemplating the barricades within.
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Candy Chang Sep 18
Sundown with Light the Barricades, a modern ritual for these distracting times. Now at , , and as part of ’s exhibit on the history of walls. 
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Candy Chang Sep 17
A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful is featured in TIME’s issue on stress, which has been called the health epidemic of the 21st century by the World Health Org. Over 50,000 anxieties and hopes on our installation revealed how much we struggle and what has helped.
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Candy Chang Sep 12
Light the Barricades is on view across Los Angeles! Illuminated walls to contemplate our inner obstructions:
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Candy Chang Sep 4
A modern ritual for distracting times. Light the Barricades opens across Los Angeles Sep 6 at Grand Park, Annenberg Community Beach House, and the Natural History Museum! In advance of ’s new exhibit WALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine: .
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Candy Chang Dec 17
Forgiveness is a common topic on A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful. Psychologists define it as a conscious decision to release resentment or vengeance towards others. It’s not about forgetting or condoning, but recognizing your pain without letting it hold you back.
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Candy Chang Dec 1
There’s a new Before I Die wall in China! “Before I die I want to... wait for the wind and you, eat eat eat, make a difference, see my daughter’s dreams come true,” from Shanghai on Mogan Shan Road, thanks to Wang ZhengDao and friends.
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Neighborland Nov 13
"Neighborland’s community-centered approach helps local governments and residents collaborate and make decisions in a new way, leading to more effective urban planning." - in
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Candy Chang 6 Nov 18
Put your civic rights to work today! The election will determine how anxious you’ll be in the future. From A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful at the until January.
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Candy Chang 2 Nov 18
Whenever I’m stressed I think of Ugolino and His Sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux where Ugolino considers eating his children as they all starve to death, and then I remember things aren’t so bad.
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Candy Chang 17 Oct 18
The UN’s climate report reminds me of Paul Schrader’s somber film First Reformed. The priest says, “Wisdom is holding two contradictory truths in our mind simultaneously: hope and despair. Holding these two ideas in our head is life itself."
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Candy Chang 12 Oct 18
I hear you. From A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful, on view at the until January!
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Candy Chang 29 Sep 18
She rubbed the edge of the desk for a hundred years until a small groove of dread became her lasting mark. (image from In the Mood for Love dir. by Wong Kai-wai)
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Candy Chang 28 Sep 18
From A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful at the
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Candy Chang 17 Sep 18
From A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful at the
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Candy Chang 14 Sep 18
From A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful at the . There are so many responses like this and I hear you. How can we create more spaces to share our inner lives without fear of judgment? Anonymity has a lot of value.
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Candy Chang 13 Sep 18
From A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful at the
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Candy Chang 12 Sep 18
From A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful at the . Stress, sorrow, or anxiety can easily escalate into more serious conditions like addiction, depression, or self-destruction if we ignore them. And it’s easy to ignore when we’re surrounded by a million distractions.
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