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NEW LITHOGRAPH - A collaboration with Art Spiegelman!

2015 Jun 12 - 17:11

After the book "The Ghosts of Ellis Island", based on JR's UNFRAMED project in the abandoned hospital of Ellis Island and released in April, the collaboration between JR and cartoonist Art Spiegelman takes a new turn: a new lithograph is being released today by our friends from Social Animals!  Printed on very old machines in Paris with 11 different colors, this beautiful print is a limited edition of 180.

Get it here.

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AV and JR - deux artistes en goguette

2015 Jun 12 - 14:23

The French director Agnès Varda, who just received an honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, and JR have decided to collaborate on a documentary film (26'). The film will be shot early July in the South of France, specifically in the Lubéron where an Inside Out photobooth truck will be used. Agnès Varda will meet and film the participants. Collaborative artworks will be created on site.

The idea of the movie is very recent - so in order to start, JR and Agnès Varda are launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise a minimum to make sure they can start shooting in 3 weeks !

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The Making of "Les Bosquets"

2015 Apr 8 - 14:11

Before the movie gets its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on April 26th, discover the making of "Les Bosquets" ,The Story of Ladj Ly, by JR. A film by Vincent Lorca.

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Les Bosquets - Official Teaser

2015 Apr 1 - 18:24

The film Les Bosquets brings the audience in a place where art and the power of image interweave. Based on the story of Ladj Ly and the performance of the ballet Les Bosquets of New York City Ballet (2014) inspired by the riots in the French suburbs in 2005, JR reveals its experience in the ghetto of Montfermeil where he created his first project, Portrait of a Generation. This film is a continuation of this 10 years project, for which he uses various means of expression and narration: video archives, choreography and testimony. This short film will be presented exclusively in galleries and museum shows.

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LES BOSQUETS - WORLD PREMIERE AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

2015 Mar 18 - 20:17

"Les Bosquets", JR's latest movie inspired by his Portrait of a Generation and ballet projects, on a music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Woodkid, will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, in April.

The film "Les Bosquets" brings the audience in a place where art, social uproar and the power of image interweave. Based on the performance of the ballet Les Bosquets of New York City Ballet (2014) inspired by the riots in the French suburbs in 2005, JR reveals its experience in the ghetto of Montfermeil where he created his first project, Portrait of a Generation. This film is a continuation of this project, for which he uses various means of expression and narration : video archives, choreography and testimony.

Discover stills from the film below - and other here.

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NEW LITHOGRAPH - The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Oeil froissé 3

2015 Mar 18 - 18:03

Just released on www.social-animals.net ! New lithograph :  “The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Oeil froissé 3, 2015” - 89,5 x 67cm / 35 x 26 in. This eye is the reproduction of an artwork that is displayed in the exhibition organized by the HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong until April 12th, 2015. It is part of the Wrinkles of the City project in Los Angeles shot in 2010.

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JR IN HONG KONG - SURVEY EXHIBITION AT HOCA FOUNDATION

2015 Mar 18 - 17:40

The Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation [HOCA] currently presents a large-scale survey exhibition of JR. Running from 15 March – 19 April 2015, the show highlights JR’s most iconic projects across photography, installation, film and video. The exhibition includes artworks from Portrait of a Generation, Women Are Heroes, The Wrinkles of the City, Inside Out and Unframed, along with a photo booth for visitors to engage with and continue JR’s Inside Out project.

A new lithograph has been released on Social Animals to coincide with this exhibition.

In the meantime, until April 25th, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong presents, “Ghosts of Ellis Island. An Unframed Project, Short Preview” an exhibition of works which document JR’s latest Unframed project—a permanent installation which animates, enlivens and offers unprecedented access to New York’s Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital.

Views of both exhibitions below.

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JR collaborates with Japanese artist Takao Shiraishi in Fukushima

2015 Mar 18 - 16:50

Four years ago, a tsunami hit Japan and destroyed part of the Fukushima nuclear plant. Soon after, JR went there with an Inside Out Photobooth truck, and let it to a group of Japanese artists to allow people from the region to express themselves with their face. One of these artists was Takao Shiraishi ( @takao5020 ), who then joined the team in various projects. Last week, he pasted eyes of locals who suffered from the catastrophe onto huge wooden structures by the sea, near Fukushima.  The gigantic eyes appeared on the hill for a couple of days, as a blink of the eyes.

More pictures below.

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THE BALLERINA IN CONTAINERS: A NEW LITHOGRAPH ON SOCIAL-ANIMALS.NET

2014 Dec 17 - 06:23

 

Check out JR's new lithograph, "The Ballerina in Containers, Le Havre, France, 2014".

This image was taken from a series of photographs done in Le Havre, France with a ballerina from the Paris Opera Ballet. JR brought dancers there this summer during the continuation of his Women Are Heroes project when he pasted a woman’s eyes onto a large container ship. The containers created a unique and inspiring atmosphere that JR enjoyed exploring.

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