JR’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” PROJECT IN THE STREETS OF BERLIN (RECAP)
It’s been a busy month for headline-making activist street artist JR, whose new art show, “Wrinkles of the City” just opened at Galerie Henrik Springmann in Berlin, where his street art project of the same name has simultaneously been growing to encompass massive-scale building walls around the city. Intended to give voice to the invisible everyday residents within a particular area, JR’s approach is to swoop into a given town, photograph average locals (particularly women and the elderly), and proceed to blow their images up to giant-size and paste them onto the sides of buildings, rendering the otherwise anonymous citizenry as superhuman residents with presence and voice they never have in real life. As the photos below can attest, it’s a winning plan.
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