JR : Can Art Change the World?
The definitive retrospective monograph on JR, the enigmatic Parisian artist-photographer, and his cross-media, participatory practice.
JR’s site-specific international projects have a wide audience spanning urban and youth cultures, and art and activism.
Made in close collaboration with JR, the book features previously unpublished work-inprogress photographs and behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York.
In today’s climate of globalization, JR’s public interventions across the world are urgent acts that give voice and presence to both subject and viewer through the language of photography.
Includes all bodies of his work, collaborations with artists and institutions such as the New York City Ballet, a section devoted to artworks and exhibitions, and an illustrated chronology.
Features a specially commissioned graphic novel introduction by Joseph Remnant and a survey essay by Nato Thompson, Chief Curator of Creative Time, New York.