JR presents a three part project in Shanghai entitled CLOSE-UP. This ambitious presentation focuses on all the artistic series JR initiated since 2004 around the world from Rio to New York via Cuba, London, Berlin and now Shanghai. As an international artist JR is pleased to share his art and his work in progress with Chinese people. Within two months, from May to July 2014, CLOSE-UP includes the INSIDE OUT photobooth truck, a solo show at POWER STATION OF ART museum and a solo show at MAGDA DANYSZ GALLERY.中文版
May 17 – July 5, 2014
The CLOSE-UP exhibition showcases recent artworks by JR and offers an artistic insight on different projects JR has made around the world. Mixing new original photographs from the INSIDE OUT series as well as the THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY , unique ink transfer on wood artworks that are quite iconic to the artist’s recent works, sculptures and a special set of works on creased paper. The exhibition aims at show JR’s artistic diverse production. Come and discover these masterpieces.
188 Linqing Road (near Yangshupu Road), Shanghai
Phone +86 21 5513 9599
May 16 – June 15, 2014
At POWER STATION OF ART, the newly created museum and often compared to the Tate Modern in Shanghai, the exhibition highlights all the series JR created over the years and that led to his current INSIDE OUT project. From PORTRAIT OF A GENERATION (2004-06) to UNFRAMED (2010-14) JR shows how in different contexts and around the world he managed to involve the people in the creative process in order to create monumental and singular actions based on black and white outdoor pastings. As an example the iconic WOMEN ARE HEROES (2008-11) project has travelled to more than 12 countries and made it into a feature documentary.
200 Huayuangang Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai
May 7 – July 7, 2014
INSIDE OUT photobooth truck brings the printers directly to the streets, enabling the public to participate instantly and for free! Over 200,000 portraits have been printed at INSIDE OUT Photobooths locations around the world.
Planned to travel across Shanghai for two months, both traditional and modern, JR’s photobooth truck is a unique production. Built on purpose for China this truck brings photography and contemporary art to the people by offering them to create with JR a global work of art by pasting the portraits of everyones on key locations.
The artist JR owns the biggest art gallery in the world. He exhibits in the streets of the world, making art for all and catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. From his very beginning when he found a camera on the Paris subway to the present days with projects like WOMEN ARE HEROES, THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, UNFRAMED JR has been invited to make and share art all around the world.
In 2011, JR receives the TED Prize and wins a "wish to change the world". He creates Inside Out, an international participatory art project that allows people worldwide to get their picture taken and paste it. As of January 2014, over 195,000 people from more than 108 countries have participated. Each Inside Out project around the world is documented, archived and exhibited online for all to share.