Contemporary Arts Center showcases 'Inside Out: People's Art Project' by JR

CINCINNATI -- The Contemporary Arts Center presents world-renowned French artist JR's first solo museum exhibition featuring "The People's Art Project."

JR has won international acclaim for postering black and white portraits of community members on city surfaces. He is most known for an "illegal project" tour of European street art, "Portrait of a Generation ," which led to Paris city hall, wrapping the building in JR's photos.

"Inside Out: The People's Art Project " celebrates the "breadth and ambition" of what JR dubs to be "pervasive art." JR uses wheat pasted images, photography, video projections, sculpture and mobile photo booths.

In the exhibition: A retrospective including works from Portrait d'une Génération, Face2Face, Women are Heroes and Wrinkles of the City. One of the "Inside Out" photo booth trucks will be present for a week where museum visitors are able to paste their faces in the lobby of the museum.

JR's exhibition will be at the CAC until Feb. 2014. 

JR freely exhibits in streets all over the world. Visit his website to see more of his work at www.jr-art.net .

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