Can art change the world? Is a canvas the only ‘space’ for art?
Yes to the first, of course not to the second.
Check out this talk by JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, who uses his camera to print and exhibit massive shots of the human face on the most unconventional of spaces; in turn, showing the world its ‘true face’.
At TED2011, he made his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work at www.insideoutproject.net – and perhaps we can all start thinking outside the box about the spaces made available to us, and the spaces we can open up to young aspiring artists and people…