This spring, when JR announced that his Ted Prize wish was to “Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out” he really wasn’t joking. Using people to participate is the key and the goal is to make this the world’s largest participatory art project and since this initiative began, portraits have reached citizens on almost every continent. For review, the concept is simple. Go to the Inside Out website (here), upload your portrait so JR can send you a printout for you to wheatpaste to […]
Last weekend, French photographer and TED Prize winner JR gave his presentation in Los Angeles making his TED Prize wish known – to turn the world INSIDE OUT. The engaging talk revealed his plan for worldwide participation in his new project where people could use art to change the world. His wish is for everyone to stand up for what they care about and enable them by allowing them to upload images onto the INSIDE OUT website. JR will send you back the enlarged photo […]
As we reported earlier, French street activist and photographer JR is continuing his assault on the walls of LA since starting with a mural in Venice last week. LA weekly is following his progress in bringing his “The Wrinkles of the City” to Socal on their website (map) and this is the latest piece at Barracuda in Melrose. This newest project will lead in nicely to the TED Prize award show on March 2 (live streaming) where he will reveal his “wish.” Discuss JR here.
It looks like street photographer JR is back in Southern California after Eurotrash took over the Lazarides pop-up gallery last July. If you remember, as an adjunct for that show, he worked on a sweet collaboration with Vhils in downtown LA. This time, the French street activist will be bringing his “The Wrinkles of the City” project over to the States after it’s original start in Shanghai. Here is a piece he put up in Venice, the first in a series of twenty large-scale photos […]
The prolific and daring photographer/street artist JR has just been announced as the winner of the 2011 TED Prize, joining prestigious alumnus such as Bill Clinton and Bono. The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual making a change in the world. Along with the $100,000 cash prize, the winner will unveil their “One Wish to Change the World” at the coming TED conference where the community will work on collaborative initiatives focusing on making the wish a reality. AM congratulates JR and […]