JR Makes the Hong Kong Street Art Scene

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The French street artist known as JR has struck again – this time with his TED prize-funded “Inside Out” project hitting Hong Kong. The Wall Street Journal posted a nice article with video yesterday.

Image from JR’s website.

JR won the 2011 TED Prize and his wish for the world was to use art to create change. JR says “I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we’ll turn the world… INSIDE OUT.” Since March of 2011 JR has been taking photo submissions from individuals and groups and then sending back a large format print of their piece for them to paste up as a statement for a cause or idea they care about. Additionally, JR has continued his work of bringing attention to the various faces of the world. It’s pretty incredible and I am really happy to know a bit more about the idea behind this quiet, global movement. Check out the follow up on JR’s year of turning the world Inside Out.

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