Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 20, 2012
It has been over one year since our May 2012 cover artist, JR, won his TED Award and gave his declaration to create a worldwide, public art photo project, Inside Out. Now, TED has released a video recapping the 2011 year winner JR and showing the man's speech about Inside Out's progress. An inspirational viewing.
Street Art // Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We all know that French street artist, JR, won the 2011 TED Award, but we hadn't heard his TED2011 Talk accepting and pledging with the award. JR's simple, ambitious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. A great speech after the jump . . .
Street Art // Sunday, March 06, 2011
"INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world." This is a collaborative project between JR, the TED prize, and we, the world. Video interiew after the jump . . .
Street Art // Friday, February 18, 2011
A good way to send us into the weekend, a few photos of TED Award winner JR putting up pieces around Los Angeles, which he will be doing for the next few weeks for his "The Wrinkles of the City" project. Looks like JR put up some pieces in Venice and downtown already. Images after the jump . . .
Street Art // Monday, January 10, 2011
In October 2010, our Shanghai correspondent visited the opening of JR's Wrinkles of the City at the Magda Dansyz Gallery in Shanghai, China. Now, one of the biggest artists of the moment, and the 2011 TED Award winner has released a short video based on the work and his time in Shanghai. Watch after the jump...
Street Art // Friday, December 31, 2010
Showing your film at Cannes and then winning the TED Award, coinciding with new exhibitions and projects is good for a lifetime, but JR nailed down these achievements in one calendar year that was 2010. We haven't seen the full film (yet), but any piece of work that helps you win an award that Bill Clinton and Bono have always received is a big deal. The film gets an official release on January 12, 2011, but 2010 was the year that JR became a superstar. Trailer after the jump . . .
Street Art // Monday, December 20, 2010
Has any artist had the type of year that JR is closing right now? Winner of the TED Award, film at Cannes, shows around the world, it really has been the year of JR. And he is much-deserving as well. Today, we look at an extract from JR's "Women Are Hereos" film that premiered at Cannes this year. See the clip after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 01, 2010
The renowned Parisian street artist, JR, presented the Shanghai chapter of his project, Wrinkles of the City, last Sunday at the Magda Dansyz Gallery in Shanghai, China. Juxtapoz contributor Elise Hennigan attended the opening and caught up with the artist.