Now on view at the Rubin Museum of Art, A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful is an opportunity to express your apprehensions and expectations for tomorrow, contemplate your sense of the future, and engage with the viewpoints of others. Inspired by Tibetan prayer flags and the anonymity of public spaces, Candy Chang and James A. Reeves ask Rubin visitors to engage with their community by sharing their anxieties or hopes on a card. At a glance, passersby will be able to glean the prevailing mood of respondents and, drawing closer, explore hundreds of individual meditations that range from personal, local, and specific statements to political, theoretical, and spiritual reflections.

2018
The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, New York, February 2018 - January 7, 2019

31' w x 15' h
Vellum, wood, acrylic.

Project management by Jane Hsu. Exhibition design management by John Monaco. Installation assistance by Robert Paash, David Wilburn, Andrea Pemberton, and Muoi Ly.

Responses from the Installation