BEFORE I DIE

BEFORE I DIE

CANDY CHANG (TW/US)
PUBLIC ART WORK PRESENTED AT UNIVERSITY PLACE AND OTHER POP-UP LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITY
FEB - MAR
24HR
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFORMATION
MANCHESTER, STOCKPORT, ST HELENS

UNIVERSITY PLACE
176 OXFORD RD
MANCHESTER
M13 9QQ

MERSEY WAY SHOPPING CENTRE
52-54 GREAT UNDERBANK
STOCKPORT
SK1 1PD

CHURCH STREET
ST HELENS
LANCASHIRE
WA10 1BD




 
BEFORE I DIE
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BEFORE I DIE

CANDY CHANG (TW/US)

Before I die is a participatory public art project that invites people to contemplate death, reflect on life, and share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved, Chang channelled her grief and depression into this project covering a crumbling house with chalkboard paint and stencilled it with the prompt, “Before I die I want to _____.”

The project has now been created in over 70 countries, including Iraq, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and South Africa. Revealing the community’s longings, anxieties, joys, and struggles, it explores how public
space can cultivate self-examination and empathy among neighbours and compassionately prepare us for death and grief.

www.candychang.com