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After the End: Artist Talk

September 30, 2021 , 6:30pm 8:00pm

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Join us for a special evening with artists Candy Chang and James Reeves as they discuss their newest collaboration, After the End. There will be an opportunity before and after the conversation to experience the installation in the Historic Chapel. The talk will take place in the Modern Chapel.

Influenced in equal parts by religious ceremonies and science fiction, artists Candy Chang and James A. Reeves have created a public ritual to contemplate loss in all forms: the loss of loved ones, relationships, health, and worlds we once knew—as well as the practices that have helped us endure. Visitors are invited to share their experience on a scroll and place it upon an illuminated altar. Lit from within, each response becomes a devotional candle, and together they form an evolving field of light. Selected reflections will be projected throughout the Chapel, and visitors can sit in the apse to contemplate the experiences of others as well as their own. After the End offers a modern refuge that reminds us we are not alone as we mourn the end of one reality and enter the next.

For over a decade, Chang and Reeves have collaborated on public rituals to contemplate the human condition. Their installations have been exhibited at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, and the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia. Inspired by the devotional practices of religion, the ancient I Ching, and cyberpunk visions, Chang and Reeves create public works that facilitate conversations about reckoning with an increasingly alienating world. To learn more, visit ritualfields.com.

After the End was made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Free and open to the public with a reservation. Please consider a donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund when reserving so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.


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