French artist JR's global participatory art project comes to Ukraine with a monumental Photobooth Action at PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv from June 30, 2023 to January 7, 2024.
In March 2022, less than one month into the full-scale invasion of Russia into Ukraine, JR travelled to Lviv in search of ways to help and engage with Ukrainians. His trip resulted in the work Valeriia (2022), an image of a 5-year-old Ukrainian girl from Kryvyi Rih seeking refuge in Poland. The image transformed into an action, performed on the main square of Lviv, that became the cover of the March-April issue of Time Magazine. Not only did this work help bring attention to the lives at risk in Ukraine, but also, through the sale of two NFTs of Valeriia, it also raised funds to support Ukrainians. Today, we are proud to announce that PinchukArtCentre is hosting a collection of JR's artwork and bringing his global participatory art project Inside Out to Kyiv. We present a series of lithographs, giving an enticing view into his work and global artistic practice. The selection focuses on his engagement with vulnerable groups and his large-scale monumental projects. We are also excited to announce the latest Inside Out Photobooth: Inside Out Kyiv: We Are Here!
The exhibition will be open from June 30, 2023 to January 7, 2024.Admission is free.