Photographer and street artist JR will be in Shanghai in October during the Shanghai Biennial for a project called Wrinkles of the City. I think this marks the first large-scale series of street pieces in this series. The photographs for Wrinkles of the City (some of which it seems have been used elsewhere indoors and outdoors for other projects) are all portraits of elderly people from cities around the world. In trademark JR style, those portraits are then blown up and wheatpasted in the cities where the photos were taken. JR says that in this series, the older generation represent the memory of a changing urban environment. Wrinkles of the City will take place in Shanghai from October 23rd through December 11th, with a gallery exhibition with Galerie Magda Danysz opening on October 26th.
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