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 …