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Books & Magazines December, 28 2010

Arkitip Issue No. 0056, JR

Arktip has announced that Issue No. 0056, featuring the now ubiquitous (and excellent) JR is now available. The write, “JR utilizes the biggest art gallery and exhibition space in the world. He exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not museum visitors. His work mixes Art and Act; talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit. Working with a team of volunteers in various urban environments, he mounts enormous black-and-white photo canvases that are spread on the buildings of the slums of Paris, on the walls in the Middle East, on broken bridges in Africa, and across the favelas of Brazil. These images become part of the local landscape and capture people’s attention and imagination both locally and around the world. During JR’s projects, elderly women become models for a day and kids turn “artist” for a week. In this art scene, there is no stage to separate the actors from the spectators.”

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Books & Magazines December, 28 2010

Arkitip Issue No. 0056 – JR

This year, along with Bill Clinton and Bono, artist JR was awarded the prestigious TED prize – and now is the focus of the new issue of Arkitip. Arkitip Issue No. 0056 weighs in at 128 pages and comes hand packaged and numbered (ltd. edition of 1000) in a glassine translucent acid free archival envelope, with two 5 x 7 In. original JR photographs from past installations. Order direct from Arkitip.

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