JR Inside Out
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Inside Out is a never-before-seen look at the most important work by celebrated street artist and activist JR. Involving a quarter of a million people the work is nearest and dearest to the artist’s heart and sure to appeal not only to JR fans but also to fans of public art and street art.
Artist and activist JR exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. Known for wheat pasting cities with huge black-and-white photographic portraits of the people who live there, JR won a $1 million TED Prize in 2011 with his “TED Wish”: to create a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. To accomplish this, JR has visited cities on nearly every continent. Since the project’s inception, approximately 200,000 people have contributed their portraits, from the suburbs of Paris to Israel and Palestine, and from the villages of Kenya to the favelas of Brazil. His art is inextricably linked with activism advocating for universal women’s rights, peace and equality, and maintaining an idealism about humanity.
Jr: Chronicles is a soaring multimedia installation, and the first major exhibition in North America of works by the French born artist. Over the past two decades, working at the intersections of photography, social engagement, and street art, JR collaborates with communities by taking individual portraits, reproducing them at a monumental scale, and wheat pasting them–sometimes illegally–in nearby public spaces giving visibility, and agency to a broad spectrum of people around the world.