Tokyo Midtown

JR, “INSIDE OUT project IN JAPAN presented by Reborn-Art Festival” Tokyo Midtown Programs

©Reborn-Art Festival 2017

5/26(Sat) 10:00 - 5/27(Sun) 5:00, 5/27(Sun) 10:00〜18:00
Tokyo Midtown Plaza 1F, B1F
[Participation fee]
Paris-based artist JR’s art project “INSIDE OUT” has summoned people throughout the world. Since its beginning in 2011, it has toured 129 countries and included over 260,000 participants. From urban metropolises to struggling regions, the project installs large posters featuring portraits of the people living in each region, portraying the untold story of each individual. In collaboration with the Reborn-Art Festival of Ishinomaki city, Miyagi prefecture, a truck containing a photography room and printer that visited the disaster-struck regions of Tohoku will make an appearance. We will paste everyone’s portraits throughout Roppongi.
* Roppongi Future Talks Idea Realization Project #16



Born in 1983. Artist from France. He uses graffiti as a form of expression, pasting giant photographs outside on buildings and streets. He photographs people in various parts of the world troubled by oppression, poverty and discrimination. He exhibits by working together with local people to paste his photos on walls. He is currently based in Paris and New York. In 2011 he received the TED Prize, an award given for “ideas that change the world.”