Introduction by Magda Danysz
Languages : english, chinese
Drago Editions, 2012
144 pages in color
30 x 30 cm
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The Wrinkles of the City is a worlwide project that has also been brought to Carthagene, Spain, Los Angeles, La Havana and Berlin and that will end in Istanbul in 2015.
JR has chosen Shanghai in 2010 as a one of the most dynamic cities in the world. A city that is representative of the quick changes that occur in our modern world. Their lives are the reflection of all the changes that have occured and all the issues society is consequently facing now.
The book provides a unique opportunity for us to read all about the stories of these people’s lives, see all their portraits and above all, all the pastings done by JR. For memory can stumble and fall, disappear any minute as the elderly leave us, JR shows us that it is important not to forget what the elderly have to pass to the young ones. Without judging, JR provides us with history pages in an artistic, yet poetic, social and above all human way. As the artist puts it himself : « change the way people see the world, is already a way of making things change »…
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