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May 23, 2013

Inside Out Participatory Art

From Cambodia to the North Pole, giant photos of people are pasted on the wall, the floor … even the ice!

This week a documentary tracks the evolution of “the world’s largest participatory art project: Inside Out. Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible.”

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Seeking to humanize, empower and transform, French street artist JR has taken his “Inside Out” project to over 100 countries, mostly poor and troubled, to paste about 140,000 giant portraits of those who live there.… Read the rest