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Inside Out: Face to Face to Face, 2015

JR – Paris, France / New York, USA

Inside Out: Face to Face to Face, 2015
Projection, New Media Installation, Interactive Installation

14 - City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

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JR is always searching to create a platform for the "anonymous" people who are the true heart and soul of cities. Never belonging to him, but floating through space and minds, his intention is to facilitate the creation of work that belongs to the people.

JR is interested in inviting art into the lives of his audience and transforming space through the use of the portrait. When we enter a museum we are emotionally prepared to let an artist move us. When we turn a corner and are unexpectedly confronted by a larger-than-life expression, it can be an entirely different and transcendent experience.

Participants will be invited on the night of, to come face-to-face at City Hall and make a statement with their profile.

"Everyone has a story and we are all witness to the triumphs and outrages of our generation. Come together for one night and express yours." - JR

Projecting profiles onto the twin towers of City Hall puts the image back in the hands of the public and gives them a voice to be seen and heard.

JR exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are typically not museum visitors. As he remains anonymous and doesn't explain his large scale full-frame portraits of people making faces, JR leaves the space for an encounter between the subject/protagonist and the passer-by/interpreter. JR's work is about raising questions…

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