In 2008, JR, who was not yet the artist with the worldwide reputation that he has today, participated in spectacular fashion in the first edition of PPP. On the occasion of the fifth edition, he is participating to our anniversary by means of a special stage for his great “Inside Out Project” that will be moved to several places around the city. This time, JR will take no photos, nor will he attach them himself; it will be others who will realize the project that he imagined. On March 2, 2011, at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, JR called for the creation of a global art project - the Inside Out Project (IOP) - inspired by his large‐format street “pastings.” The concept of the project is to give everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and a statement of what they stand for, with the world. IOP provides individuals and groups from all corners of the globe with a vehicle to make a statement. Anyone can participate, and is challenged to use photographic portraits to share the untold stories and images of people in their communities. Their actions are documented, archived and exhibited online at www.insideoutproject.net. Over 100,000 posters have been sent from more than 108 countries since March 2011.
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