Art is not what you see, but what you make others see

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Fresh off his TED Prize win, JR traveled to Shanghai to start a new project entitled “The Wrinkles of the City.” In this powerful series, the French street artist/photographer captures images of the elderly, who represent the memories of the land.

JR pastes these large-scale photos at locations that he feels speak to the heritage of Shanghai. Over the last century, Shanghai has been full of ups and downs – the Japanese occupation, the establishment of the Communist Party, The Liberation, World War II, the end of the foreign concessions and the Great Leap Forward to the actual development of a city. What a way to pay tribute to a complicated history.

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