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Public Art

Posted: October 7, 2012 in Public Art

The term public art properly refers to works of art in any media that have been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited or staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all. The term is especially significant within the art world, amongst curators, commissioning bodies and practitioners of public art, to whom it signifies a particular working practice, often with implications of site specificity, community involvement and collaboration. The term is sometimes also applied to include any art which is exhibited in a public space including publicly accessible buildings.

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Posted: August 27, 2012 in Public Art

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http://www.jr-art.net/projects/the-wrinkles-of-the-city-los-angeles


The Wrinkles of the City - Los Angeles

Los Angeles is quite a new city, the second largest in the United States. Following Cartagena and Shanghai, JR wants to bring his Wrinkles of the City project to Los Angeles in 2011. This time, the purpose of the project isn’t to meet witnesses of the changes that have occurred in the city or in their own lifes.

Los Angeles is the place where the Hollywood myth was born, with its stars system, the glamour and the beauty being part of the identity of the city. For this project, JR wishes to oppose the wrinkles of old people living in LA and the marks of their past with the image of perfection or regenerated beauty in the XXIst century. For instance, in Southern California, plastic surgery is no longer a luxury but a lifestyle. It is now socially accepted, above all cultural and social barriers.

I Love You Ana

To Ana

 

Reference:

http://www.jr-art.net/projects/the-wrinkles-of-the-city-los-angeles


The Wrinkles of the City - La Havana

In May 2012, JR collaborates with Cuban-American artist José Parlá on the latest iteration of The Wrinkles of the City: a huge mural installation in Havana, undertaken for the Havana Biennale, for which JR and Parlá photographed and recorded 25 senior citizens who had lived through the Cuban revolution, creating portraits which Parlá, who is of Cuban descent, interlaced with palimpsestic calligraphic writings and paintings.

Parlá’s markings echo the distressed surfaces of the walls he inscribes, and offer commentary on the lives of Cuba’s elders; together, JR and Parlá’s murals marvelously animate a city whose walls are otherwise adorned only by images of its leaders.
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PASTING PRINCE AND MULBERRY

Posted: August 27, 2012 in Public Art

PASTING PRINCE AND MULBERRY

New pasting in New York, from the Inside Out Lakota tribe project, at the corner of Prince St and Mulberry St.

Reference:

http://www.jr-art.net/