The Wrinkles of the City by JR

From 23 October, 2010 to 11 December, 2010
Opening 23 October, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm


Gallery Magda Danysz, 188 Linqing Road (x Pingliang Road), Shanghai
Artistes: 
JR

The Wrinkles of the City / Les sillons de la ville / Los Surcos de a Ciudad /城市肌理, is a world scale project. For this project, JR starts by doing portraits of elderly people who represent the memory of the city he picks for its interesting past. Conjunctly JR interviews each person as they are the witnesses of all the changes the city went through. Then these portraits, printed in monumental sizes, are pasted in the very same city in various places that inspire JR and also represent the city heritage. For memory can stumble and fall, disappear any minute as the elder leave us, JR shows us that it is important not to forget what the elder have to pass to the young ones. Without judging, JR just gives us bits of History pages in an artistic, yet poetic, social and above all human way.JR takes his Wrinkles of the City project to Shanghai where the last century has been full of ups and downs : from the Japanese occupation, the establishment of the Communist Party, The Liberation, World War II, the end of the foreign concessions, the victory of Mao Zedong over the General Tchang Kaï-Chek’s troops, the Cultural Revolution, the Great Leap Forward to the actual development of the city ...

 

 

The Wrinkles of the city - JR (view from the show)
The Wrinkles of the city - JR (view from the show)
The Wrinkles of the city - JR (view from the show)
The Wrinkles of the city - JR (view from the show)
The Wrinkles of the city - JR (view from the show)
The Wrinkles of the city - JR
The Wrinkles of the city - JR
The Wrinkles of the city - JR
The Wrinkles of the city - JR

Works

  • Women are heroes (India)
  • Women are heroes (Kenya)
  • Women are heroes (Kenya)
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Ji Jinsui
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Cao Minjia
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Yang Yinzhen
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, M. Ma
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Wu Zhengzhu
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Shi Li
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Su Guobao
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Yan Zuchang
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Zhao Liying
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Chen Changfu
  • LOS SURCOS DE LA CIUDAD, José Martinez Roca
  • LOS SURCOS DE LA CIUDAD, Marino Saura Oton, night view
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Ronny, action in Shanghai, Bund 1919
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Zhao Liying, action in Shanghai, Art Creek
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Zhao Liying, action in Shanghai, de jour
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Cao Minja, action in Shanghai
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Yang Yinzhen, Action in Shanghai
  • THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, Jiang Qizeng, Red Flag
  • WOMEN ARE HEROES, Cambodia
  • Women Are Heroes - Action in the Favela Morro da Providencia, stairs
  • Los Surcos de la Ciudad, Marino Saura Oton, Cartagena, Espagne

Paris gallery :

78, rue Amelot , Paris 11, France
open from tuesday to friday from 11 AM to 7 PM and saturday from 2 PM to 7 PM
ouvert du mardi au vendredi de 11h à 19h et le samedi de 14h à 19h

t:+33 (0)1 45 83 38 51 

info@magda-gallery.com

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Shanghai gallery 上海 :

188 Linqing road, Shanghai, China
by Yangshupu Road (North Bund)
上海市杨浦区临青路188号 (近杨树浦路)
Open Tuesday to Sunday - 11AM to 6PM
星期二至星期日 11:00—18:00 (星期一休息)
t: +86 21 5513 9599