JR’s TED Wish: Turn the World Inside Out with Art

Meet JR, a French street artist with global ambitions. JR travels around the world with his 28mm wide-angle lens trying to capture the unguarded, funny, soulful, and above all, REAL faces of our fellow human beings. He blows up these images and pastes them on urban surfaces for all to see and consider. Images of Parisian thugs are pasted up in bourgeois neighborhoods; photos of Israelis and Palestinians are posted together on both sides of the walls that separate them. In his own words, he wants to “create projects so huge with the community that they are forced to ask themselves questions”.

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One response to “JR’s TED Wish: Turn the World Inside Out with Art

  1. Odd, but very fascinating!

    Here is also an art project that is somewhat odd – because – who is the audience in these remote places?

    Article: “Urban Street Art VS. Rural Landskapes” http://thornews.com/2012/03/12/urban-street-art-vs-rural-landskapes/

    Thor

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