Before I Die

Nicole Kenney and KS Rives ask people to answer the question “Before I die I want to…” They take a Polaroid picture while their subjects are stating their desire in order to explore questions of cultural values and personal motivation. Their goal is to follow up with their subjects in a number of years to see if they have fulfilled the desire they expressed. For more pictures visit their website. www.beforeidieiwantto.org

Before I Die

Nicole Kenney and KS Rives ask people to answer the question “Before I die I want to…” They take a Polaroid picture while their subjects are stating their desire in order to explore questions of cultural values and personal motivation. Their goal is to follow up with their subjects in a number of years to see if they have fulfilled the desire they expressed. For more pictures visit their website. www.beforeidieiwantto.org

Young Me/Now Me

Young Me/Now Me is a project started by new media artist, Ze Frank. He makes online games as well as projects that invite participation. This particular project asks people to recreate an old photo and submit both the old and new photos. It is fascinating to see how even though time passes, certain things like relationships and memories stand the test of time.

Young Me/Now Me

Young Me/Now Me is a project started by new media artist, Ze Frank. He makes online games as well as projects that invite participation. This particular project asks people to recreate an old photo and submit both the old and new photos. It is fascinating to see how even though time passes, certain things like relationships and memories stand the test of time.

Learning To Love You More

"Learning To Love You More" by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher is a project where participants accept assignments and report back with their results. The communal art project exists as a website, as well as “non-web” presentations that catalogs and celebrates human connectedness. Miranda July says, Learning to Love You More is “created for and about other people”. To see more of the assignments go to: learningtoloveyoumore.com

Dear God

The Dear God Project is a global platform for sharing inner hopes, fears and aspirations though the medium of prayer. People are able to submit their prayers to the website while others are able to acknowledge that they prayed for the person. To see more prayers go to: http://thedeargodproject.com/

Post Secret

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. Click here to see a video of these secrets.

Improve Everywhere

For one of their latest missions, flashmob group, Improv Everywhere welcome home total strangers at JFK Airport. To watch video click here.

When Strangers Meet

February 2nd - March 1st
Communication has ended for the When Strangers Meet exhibit. To communicate with this exhibits curator, John Lui, please go to his/her profile card.

5 Responses to "When Strangers Meet"

  1. John Lui's avatar

    This exhibition aims to open a dialogue on everyday spirituality and participatory art. So please feel free to offer your thoughts while the comment section is open for the duration of the exhibition. 
    -John Lui

  2. Chuck Norton's avatar

    Beautiful. Love the ‘welcome back’ flash mob, Lori’s smile is huge at the end. It’s surprising how little effort it takes to make someone smile.

  3. These are so cool, thanks John! I liked the picture of the strangers holding hands.

  4. Nate Risdon's avatar

    John, this was just so uplifting. What an interesting theme.

    by Nate Risdon on Feb 6th, 2011 at 11:22 pm
  5. Great idea John. The first time I saw a flash mob I remember thinking that though on the surface it’s a shock, underneath, everyone “gets it.” So surprising to see how emotionally moved people are. Very potent, very visceral. Thanks for the thoughtful moment.

    by Lauralee Farrer on Feb 10th, 2011 at 5:35 pm
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