Photo exhibit, Photography, 2021
Inside Out London will turn the city into an outdoor art gallery celebrating Londoners. Part of London’s hosting of EURO 2020, Inside Out London will capture the portraits and stories of people that make up our great city. Inside Out is a global, participatory art project created by renowned French artist JR.
The Inside Out Photobooth will travel to different locations across the city, inviting members of the public to have their portrait taken. Almost 3,000 black and white photographs of Londoners faces will be pasted at five locations across the city, creating temporary artworks across London.
Inside Out by JR
Inside Out, is the people’s art project and gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for. It is a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into public works of art. Inside Out has taken place in 138 countries with over 415,000 people. This year Inside Out will celebrate its 10th Anniversary.
To find out more and how to take part click here.
JR has the largest art gallery in the world. Thanks to his photographic collage technique, he exhibits his work free of charge on the walls of the whole world – attracting the attention of those who do not usually go to museums.
Originator of the 28 Millimeters Project which he started in and around Clichy-Montfermeil in 2004, continued in the Middle East with Face 2 Face (2007), in Brazil and Kenya for Women Are Heroes (2008-2011), the documentary for which was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 (Critics' Week).JR has created "Infiltrating art".
During his collage activities, the local communities take part in the act of artistic creation, with no stage separating actors from spectators. The anonymity of JR and the absence of any explanation accompanying his huge portraits leave him with a free space in which issues and actors, performers and passers-by meet, forming the essence of his work.
Visit his website here.