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JR’s TED prize ‘wish’ : turn the world INSIDE OUT

JR has definitely been on our radar these last weeks, and now he has announced his TED prize wish :

“I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we’ll turn the world…INSIDE OUT.

People around the world are encouraged to upload black and white photographic portraits, personal statements and a story to the site and take part in the project. Participants—or co-creators—are then guided through the process of receiving a 90cm x 135cm poster of their portrait, which they can paste and exhibit wherever they’d like in their communities.

from site : As he is anonymous and doesn’t explain his huge full-frame portraits of people making faces, JR leaves the space empty for an encounter between the subject/protagonist and the passerby/ interpreter.

This is what JR is working on: raising questions…

and now he is using his prize platform,

and challenging all of us

to do the same.

Update 3.5.11 : the TED video of JR’s “wish” is now available for this post.

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