Fresh off his TED Prize win, JR traveled to Shanghai to start a new project entitled “The Wrinkles of the City.” In this powerful series, the French street artist/photographer captures images of the elderly, who represent the memories of the land. JR pastes these large-scale photos at locations that he feels speak to the heritage of Shanghai. Over the last century, Shanghai has been full of ups and downs – the Japanese occupation, the establishment of the Communist Party, The Liberation, World War II, the end of the foreign concessions and the Great Leap Forward to the actual development of a city. What an amazing way to pay tribute to its complicated history.
Shanghai Art Biennale at the Shanghai Art Museum JR 18Gallery Shanghai via [unurth], [arrested motion]