Unframed: Street Art by JR
Unframed: Street Art by JR
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Unframed: Street Art by JR

French author JR claims that his work is exhibited in the largest art gallery in the world - right on the streets of cities, attracting the attention not of select museum visitors, but of thousands of ordinary passers-by. JR's latest project transformed the Swiss city of Vevey into a huge open-air museum for three weeks.

Unframed: Street Art by JR

The project, called "Unframed", was implemented by JR in cooperation with the Images festival and the Elysee Museum, located in Lausanne, Switzerland, and entirely dedicated to photography. It was the exhibits from this museum that became the material for the creativity of our hero: JR took pictures of famous photographers and anonymous authors, printed their copies on an enlarged scale and pasted them on the walls of buildings in Vevey. Now residents of the city do not have to go to the museum: you can get acquainted with the best works of John Philips, Marco Giacomelli, Helen Levitt, Sebastio Salgado and other photographers just on the way to work or while walking. And the works of the masters themselves, placed in an urban context, acquired a new meaning and made them look at themselves from a new, unusual perspective.

Unframed: Street Art by JR Unframed: Street Art by JR

The time frame for the Unframed project is from 4 to 26 September 2010.

Unframed: Street Art by JR Unframed: Street Art by JR

JR was born in 1984. In his work, he usually photographs a wide variety of people, and then attaches their huge portraits to the city walls. The places of the author's work were houses in Parisian slums, walls in the Middle East, destroyed bridges in Africa and favelas in Brazil. JR himself prefers to remain anonymous, giving casual passers-by the opportunity to interpret his works on their own.

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