2. Artspace partner, the INSIDE OUT PROJECT with JR, made a stop in Times Square, and The A-Team was thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this global participatory art project.

    The photo booth truck will be in Times Square through May 10. Make sure to stop by if you are in the area, and have your portrait taken!


    Street artist JR has created a free app so anyone can explore his works from all around the world. [via ArtsTech]


    JR on Bringing His Interactive Street Art Initiative to Tsunami-Hit Japan

    TOKYO — Winner of the 2011 TED Prize, which put him in the ranks of past recipients like Bill Clinton and Bono, the Parisian artist JR spent the past two years working on his “Inside Out” global art project, an offshoot of his earlier guerilla works photographing the inhabitants of banlieues on the outskirts of Paris and later of the slums of Brazil and Kenya, and then pasting massive renditions of his images on the facades of buildings. The current project invites people to submit portraits of themselves through his website, which are then printed in large format and given back to them to do with as they please. [READ MORE ON ARTINFO]

    View art by JR here.

  6. #ReBlogWeekend:


    JR (b.1983, France) -  Women Are Heroes - India, Africa (Kibera), Brazil (2008-2010)

    For this project, JR slipped into fantasmatic places, the ones you see on TV when there is violence, the ones you might go close to but never enter and that you will not find on any tourist guidebook tour. Women are Heroes introduces women who sometimes look death in the face, who go from laughter to tears, who are generous, have nothing and yet share, who have had a painful past and long to build a happy future. In seeking what is common in their gaze, JR tried to get closer to what is universal: the human being. (Excerpts from the book Women Are Heroes, 2009) “I would like to bring art to improbable places, create projects so huge with the community that they are forced to ask themselves questions.” says JR in an interview published in Beaux Arts Magazine.

    View also the video JR expo Paris de Women Are Heroes

    [more JR]

    (Source: artchipel, via our-rightbrains)

  7. From our Instagram:

    JR street art spotted in Nolita.