Women Are Heroes
JR, the owner of the biggest art gallery in the world, chose Moro de Provicencia in Rio de Janeiro as its art exhibition spot in 2008. As he usually does, he mixed Art and Act, and created street art pieces talking about commitment, freedom, identity and limits.
JR pasted huge photos of the faces and eyes of local women all over outside of the favela in order to pay tribute to those who play vital roles in society but are the primarly victims of war, crime, rape and political or religious fanaticism.
“It’s a project made of bric-a-brac, like the favela itself. We had to adapt to this world where the roofs of houses are made of plastic and children’s revolvers are made of steel. We managed to get by in spite of the steep streets, the unsteady houses, the unpredictable electric cables and the exchanges of gunshots where the bullets sometimes go through several houses at once”, says JR.
Women Are Heroes was presented at Cannes in competition for the Camera d'Or In 2010.
Women Are Heroes , JR , Moro de Provicencia , Rio de Janeiro , Street Art
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