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JR: could art change the world?the watari museum of contemporary arton now through to june 2nd, 2013

 

renowned parisan artist JR presents his first solo museum exhibition opened in tokyo, japan, at the watari museum of contemporary art until the the 2nd of june, 2013. JR will be showing work from his famed ‘inside out project‘, of which designboom covered his hong kong intervention here. the ‘inside out project’ is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. everyone is welcomed and challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. these digitally uploaded photos will be made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators for them to then exhibit in their own communities. in signature JR style, a cumulus of images grace the facade of watari museum in a large pasting recognising the inhabitants from north east japan, where the tsunami hit in march of 2011.

 

 

JR's first mural in tokyo, japan the ‘inside out project’ is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic workimage © JR

 

 

JR's first mural in tokyo, japan in signature JR style is a cumulus of images gracing the facade of watari museum in a large pasting recognising the inhabitants from north east japanimages © JR

 

 

JR's first mural in tokyo, japan the exhibition shows JR’s famed ‘inside project’images © JR