Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Graffiti Artist JR Comes To London #insideoutproject



Back in February I brought you news about urban activist and graffiti artist, JR, and his "Inside Out' global art project, which encouraged people to transform their messages of personal identity into works of art - using art to "turn the world inside out".
The #insideoutproject gives people the chance to share their portrait and a statement about what they stand for, and JR's paste-up style has seen over 120,000 people participating across the world so far.

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Now the artist has brought his creative vision to London by inviting our city to have their face turned into a gigantic print and pasted up as part of his exhibition at Somerset House.
Every day this week people have been visiting JR's Photobooth Truck at the iconic venue, to capture portraits of themselves, which will then be printed as huge B&W posters covering the entire terrace pavement surface. The visual statements will then be archived and exhibited via insideoutproject.net 

Check in at the photobooth yourself until this Friday, when the full installation will move to Lazarides Gallery until 14 November.
There will also be a private view of JR: ACTIONS this Thursday 10 at Lazarides Gallery from 6 – 9pm, see you there!

 

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