Street Art, Face Politics: Reconfiguring Violence in JR's Paris Projects

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  • Gillian Jein - Invited speaker
  • Beau Artist - Invited speaker
  • Rym Ben Tafous - Invited speaker
  • Pilar Miramontes Villarreal - Invited speaker

Description

This paper examines the phenomenon of portraiture in street art — or, ‘photograffi’ — with reference to the work of one its most well-known practitioners, street artist JR. Reflecting on the political meanings of the human face in urban space, the paper situates these reflections in specific relation to the Paris suburbs. The paper aims to explore JR’s work as a moving interaction of urban histoires, spaces and visualities, and to articulate how this interaction reconfigures meanings surrounding the violent suburban events of 2005. Finally, the paper will consider the politics of this reconfiguration in the light of the suburban regeneration policies of the French government’s Greater Paris programme.
26 Feb 2018

Event (Seminar)

TitleCity, Art & Politics
Period26/02/1826/02/18
Location44AD Gallery
CityBath
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event

Event (Seminar)

TitleCity, Art & Politics
Date26/02/1826/02/18
Location44AD Gallery
CityBath
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event

Keywords

  • Street Art, JR, Banlieues, Violence