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Les Bosquets in Toronto, 2015

JR – Paris, France / New York, USA

Les Bosquets in Toronto, 2015

17 - Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street

[ photographs ]

Photography is just a medium for JR, it is where and how he places the work that matters.

Les Bosquets, reveals portraits of young people from the housing projects around Paris.

"The destruction of a re-construction." - JR

Art and social uproar interweave in an image designed to challenge the widely accepted "cliché of the ghetto."

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…

JR website

Toronto Culture / Scotiabank