JR Inside Out in HK

As 2011 TED Prize Winner, French artist JR was challenged to change the world. His response? Inside Out: a global art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art. Well worth 24 minutes of your attention, his presentation is everything you’d expect from a signature TED talk: stimulating, engaging, and funny with visuals that really speak.

On Friday, JR’s camera was set up in Hong Kong at Galerie Perrotin. We dropped in for a peek as subjects were coaxed to give more while facing straight up at the lens.
A selection of black-and-white portraits from the casting will be exhibited at the gallery in September and later sent around the world for wheatpasting at scales visible in satellite images on Google Earth.

Category art, culture, hong kong