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Not a bug splat: This massive portrait is a message to drone operatorsNot a bug splat: This massive portrait is a message to drone operators

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

This portrait of a girl tells a story larger than the massive piece of vinyl it is printed on. Unfurled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan, “#NotABugSplat” was created by a collection of artists and activists, using TED Prize winner JR’s Inside Out campaign, to send a message to drone operators, who reportedly call their kills “bug splats” because they […]

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JR appears on Charlie Rose, talks about his artistic processJR appears on Charlie Rose, talks about his artistic process

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

Most of JR’s projects — including his Instagram essay of Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday celebration in North Korea last year — begin with him seeing a news report. This is what the street artist and TED Prize winner told Charlie Rose when he appeared on his show on Friday. “Most of the projects I’ve […]

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JR and Liu Bolin join forces to make the TED dream teamJR and Liu Bolin join forces to make the TED dream team

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The image above is classic Liu Bolin — the artist painted exactingly to blend in with the scene behind him. (Watch his talk from TED2013, “The invisible man.”) But if you look closely, you will see that the man in the picture is not actually Bolin—the tell-tale Ray-Bans reveal that this is JR, the artist […]

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Turning Haiti, Tunisia and the West Bank inside out: A documentary on JR’s worldwide participatory art project to air on HBO tonightTurning Haiti, Tunisia and the West Bank inside out: A documentary on JR’s worldwide participatory art project to air on HBO tonight

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“We use images like a weapon to fight for social causes,” says a man in the trailer for INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project, a new documentary that airs on HBO tonight. The doc tells the story of JR’s INSIDE OUT, a global art project in which anyone, anywhere, can send the artist a portrait […]

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Turning New York City INSIDE OUT: Volunteering at JR’s photo truckTurning New York City INSIDE OUT: Volunteering at JR’s photo truck

Posted By Jamia Wilson

On an unseasonably chilly Monday evening in Manhattan, hundreds stood in line in Times Square for up to two hours. As a city-dweller for seven years, I’ve seen queues this long for big Broadway openings or on New Year’s Eve. But this line was formed for a very different purpose — for people to have […]

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A gallery of JR mania: The artist takes ManhattanA gallery of JR mania: The artist takes Manhattan

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TED Prize winner JR rolled into New York this weekend for the premiere of his documentary, INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project, at the Tribeca Film Festival. But that was far from the renegade artist’s only stop. With a photobooth truck in tow, he performed actions in Red Hook and the Rockaways, two areas hit hard by Hurricane […]

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A documentary about JR, and his participatory art project INSIDE OUT, to premiere at the Tribeca Film FestivalA documentary about JR, and his participatory art project INSIDE OUT, to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

Posted By Jamia Wilson

The documentary INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project will premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York this Saturday, April 20, giving an intimate look into the courageous victories and heartrending challenges involved in creating the world’s largest participatory art project. In 2011, French street artist JR announced his TED Prize winning wish […]

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10 more communities turned Inside Out by TED Prize winner JR10 more communities turned Inside Out by TED Prize winner JR

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

JR is an artist with a desire to transform our collective streets — from French public houses to Brazilian favelas. As he describes in his talk from TED2011, JR headed to the barrier wall between Israel and the Palestinian territories for his project “Face 2 Face,”  pasting massive portraits the size of houses on either […]

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JR’s posters come full circleJR’s posters come full circle

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Artist JR’s Inside Out Project has dispersed more than 100,000 stunning black-and-white posters all over the world, intended for groups to paste in their communities to draw attention to social injustice. Today, JR awoke to witness this amazing project, from a group at Les Bosquets in Montfermeil, a suburb of Paris. As JR explains on […]

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A TED Prize wish — 100,000 posters laterA TED Prize wish — 100,000 posters later

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

JR’s art isn’t meant to be hung in an ornate frame in a museum or gallery. For more than a decade, the street artist has printed poster-sized photographs and pasted them on city walls to dramatic effect, always with a social point in mind. JR has pasted images of the teens living in housing projects […]

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Three TEDTalks converge in ManhattanThree TEDTalks converge in Manhattan

Posted By Emily McManus

The topics of three different TEDTalks are converging this weekend in New York City … Street artist JR, the winner of the 2011 TED Prize, is pasting a portrait of a young member of the Lakota tribe on a wall of Manhattan’s High Line Park — part of a massive tribute to the Native American […]