French artist JR will be showing his work at the Dallas Contemporary from January 11 to March 9, 2014. You are invited to attend the opening celebration of the exhibition on January 11 at 9pm.

About JR

Creating large-scale public photography projects in cities around the world that address local political conflicts, the French artist JR has in recent years become one of the most visible contemporary artists on the international stage. 

JR started out as a graffiti tagger before transitioning into photography, taking pictures of other street artists at work. In 2004, however, after riots broke out in the banlieues, JR created his first major project, photographing the faces of the rioters and pasting up large prints of their faces around the city. This approach, which humanized a largely immigrants has become JR's trademark. After winning the 2011 TED prize, JR inverted his practice for the project Inside Out, inviting people around the globe to send him photographs of themselves that he would then print out at large scale and send back to them to mount publicly.

More info about the artist on artspace.com and on perrotin.com

More info about the exhibition 

Dallas Contemporary 161 Glass St, Dallas, TX 75207

JR in Dallas

When
January 11 - March 9, 2014
Where
Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass St, Dallas, TX 75207
picture : lapeniche.net

French artist JR will be showing his work at the Dallas Contemporary from January 11 to March 9, 2014. You are invited to attend the opening celebration of the exhibition on January 11 at 9pm.

About JR

Creating large-scale public photography projects in cities around the world that address local political conflicts, the French artist JR has in recent years become one of the most visible contemporary artists on the international stage. 

JR started out as a graffiti tagger before transitioning into photography, taking pictures of other street artists at work. In 2004, however, after riots broke out in the banlieues, JR created his first major project, photographing the faces of the rioters and pasting up large prints of their faces around the city. This approach, which humanized a largely immigrants has become JR's trademark. After winning the 2011 TED prize, JR inverted his practice for the project Inside Out, inviting people around the globe to send him photographs of themselves that he would then print out at large scale and send back to them to mount publicly.

More info about the artist on artspace.com and on perrotin.com

More info about the exhibition 

 

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