CAC Presents JR’s First Solo U.S. Museum Exhibition CAC and Cincinnati Become JR’s New Canvas

CINCINNATI, OH – The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) – one of the nation’s oldest and most celebrated contemporary art institutions – will celebrate the opening of JR’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition on September 20, 2013 with multiple, public INSIDE OUT murals and a large-scale photographic resurfacing of the exterior of the CAC’s Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art by architect Zaha Hadid.

About the Exhibition
The CAC presents world-renowned French artist JR’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition. JR has won international acclaim for postering black & white portraits of community members upon a variety of city surfaces. This exhibition includes pasted images, photography, video, short films as well as a mobile Inside Out photobooth. During the opening celebration, the photobooth will travel to locations across greater Cincinnati, giving a facelift to the city through images of its inhabitants. Guest curator Pedro Alonzo says “This exhibition articulates the scope and ambition of JR’s global practice over the last decade. He has brought his unique form of expression into the building by embracing the architecture of Zaha Hadid. ”

About Inside Out
On March 2, 2011, JR won the TED prize and called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world. This project is called Inside Out. Inspired by JR’s large-format street “pastings”, Inside Out gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for. In Cincinnati, portraits will be pasted at locations including Findlay Market and Fountain Square.

The Contemporary Arts Center is located in the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio / 513.345.8400 / www.contemporaryartscenter.org

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