JR + Takao Shiraishi in Fukushima

A site-specific collaboration keeps the world emotionally connected to the post-disaster area

by Marie Salom Peyronnel In addition to winning the 2011 TED Prize, JR‘s acclaim has grown after showings at Galerie Perrotin, the Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale. Outside of traditional bounds of the art world, the artist has made an equivocal impact in the favelas of Rio, in Ellis Island’s abandoned hospital and on the Separation Wall in Israel. Four years after a 9.0 …

London’s Living Walls Public Art

Hackney Wick's community-oriented modifications to the area around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games is still very much alive in East London. After the success of the event itself, which many of the famously cynical Londoners had assumed would cause traffic chaos and be a waste of money, the pride felt when all went well is still evident today. In the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Hackney Wick and Stratford, locals stroll …