Life Returns to NYC’s Ellis Island

Snackwave, re-inventing the phone call, JR on Ellis Island and more in our weekly look at the web

French artist JR made a name for himself with large-scale creative undertakings that change viewers’ perceptions of location, space and time. His latest project takes on NYC’s historic entry port as his canvas. With “Unframed—Ellis Island,” JR has reopened Ellis Island Hospital to the public (for the first time in 60 years) and inside are archival images—blown up to massive proportions—of those who were treated and those who performed the treatment. While spooky, this site-specific installation is a powerful trip back in time that’s brimming with beauty.