“304 pages long, the colorful hardcover book features the story of the first wall, walls around the world, personal stories from organizers and people who have written on a wall, insights into our aspirations from city to city and as a whole, and much more,” Chang's website reveals. You can pre-order the book from Amazon, and, check out a sneak peak of Before I Die, the book, below (photos courtesy of CandyChang.com):
“The Before I Die walls are an honest mess of the longing, pain, joy, insecurity, gratitude, fear, and wonder you find in every community,” Chang says. “Seeing other people's feelings have encouraged me to explore my own. I'm grateful to all my neighbors who have helped stir my mind and step back, pause, be quiet, and reflect.”
Praise for Candy Chang's “Before I Die” project:
- “Through a series of large-scale projects that combine installation art with social activism, Chang has encouraged people to engage with public spaces to let their voices be heard.”—O Magazine
- “They’re the stuff of everyday life from people of all walks of life . . .Young or old, rich or poor, the [Before I Die] wall does make you think as you walk by.”—NBC’s Rock Center, with Brian Williams
- “Before I Die is merely one of the most creative community projects ever.”—The Atlantic
Candy Chang is as dynamic a speaker as she is a public spaces artist. To book Candy Chang for your next conference or event, contact The Lavin Agency.