Among the good news to come in this early 2023 is the arrival in Milan of the Inside Out project, born in 2014 from the talent of JR, one of the world’s leading artists.
The participatory art project Inside Out, as announced by the City of Milan, returns to the Lombard capital, five years after the French artist photographed the faces of the then workers at the BASE construction site. The municipality and the councillor for culture have revealed the location of the next installation, Museo del 900, the famous building in Piazza Duomo is ready to welcome a new work in the project, which sees JR install photographs of ordinary people in a grid that covers and wraps the surfaces of monuments and squares around the world.
Over the years, more than 400,000 photographs have been taken, with works in 150 countries around the world, all linked to charitable projects and actions that anyone can join by making a donation and taking their own portrait, which becomes an element of the final work. The Inside Out project platform allows people to give voice to battles to protect races, minorities or the planet, combining photography and social engagement.
People and their stories become the works of JR, in 2022 alone 26,000 portraits were taken contributing to projects across the US, Japan, Israel, Venezuela and Georgia.