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JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019

GIANTS, PEEKING AT THE CITY, HAVANA, CUBA, 2019. Photo: Nestor Kim

JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019

GIANTS, PEEKING AT THE CITY, HAVANA, CUBA, 2019. Photo: Nestor Kim

JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019

GIANTS, PEEKING AT THE CITY, HAVANA, CUBA, 2019. Photo: Nestor Kim

JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019

GIANTS, PEEKING AT THE CITY, HAVANA, CUBA, 2019. Photo: Abel Rojas Barallobre

JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019

GIANTS, PEEKING AT THE CITY, HAVANA, CUBA, 2019. Photo: Leonardo Santiesteban

GIANTS, PEEKING AT THE CITY is the title of the work of JR at Arte Continua in Habana.

JR sets as protagonist of this work a boy who lives in Havana’s Chinatown and plays every day at the foot of the former cinema Águila de Oro, the building that houses Galleria Continua. This installation gives the child’s peeking over the wall another dimension: while making visible the invisible, it directs our look towards the new generations’ future perspectives.
JR exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. In 2008, he embarked on a long international journey for "Women Are Heroes", a project in which he highlighted the dignity of women who are often victims of conflict. In 2011, he received the TED Prize, after which he created "Inside Out", an international participatory art project that allows people from all over the world to support an idea and share their experience through photography. As of March 2919, more than 350.000 persons from 140 countries participated in it by sending their portraits to JR’s studio via the post or by being portrayed in his giant «photobooths». In Cuba, he already took part in two projects: first, in 2012, during the XI Havana Biennial, when he produced an edition of his ongoing project “The Wrinkles of the City” in collaboration with Cuban-American artist José Parlá. Second, in 2018, when he presented his films "Visages Villages" (directed with Agnès Varda) and "ELLIS" at the National Fine Arts Museum.

JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019
JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019
JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019
JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019
JR - GIANTS, peeking at the city, Havana, Cuba, 2019