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That’s essentially the question being asked by artist Candy Chang’s interactive, temporary public art exhibit currently appearing on a previously blank wall at 1101 W. Granville. Before I Die began as a project in Chang’s own New Orleans neighborhood, when the first chalkboard of its kind was painted on the side of an abandoned house.

Candy Chang is an “artist who explores making cities more comfortable and contemplative places,” with this eye-catching, tactile series of installations being no exception. According to Good News Only, who brought the exhibit to Chicago in partnership with the Chicago Urban Art Society, Before I Die has been presented in many worldwide locations, including


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