Multimedia Artist JR on Why Art Is a Potent Tool for Hope
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June 30, 2022

Famed for enormous black-and-white portraits that are pasted on surfaces ranging from the Louvre to the US-Mexico border wall, multimedia artist JR continues to tackle ambitious projects.

In this powerfully moving talk, he shares how he made a giant mural on the courtyard floor of a maximum-security prison - with the help of guards and prisoners alike - and ended up with much more than a compelling image.

With a camera, a dedicated wheatpasting crew and the help of whole communities, JR shows the world its true face.

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