Gallery: ‘Before I Die’ Art Project Transforms Abandoned Building Into ...

 
The installation became a reality in February 2011 and, following an overwhelming positive response, the project is currently expanding to other cities.

Artist Candy Chang’s spirited “Before I Die” installation transforms the negative connotations attached to abandoned spaces by renewed a disused building in New Orleans to create an interactive public art piece. The project invites people to form a collective memory of their aspirations and hopes by writing them on the wall for all to see. The site becomes a space for the community to share their dreams with each other, adapting the site for a constructive purpose.

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