“The Wrinkles of the City,” an Ongoing Series That Captures the City’s Oldest Citizens
Created by award-winning street artist JR, The Wrinkles of the City is an ongoing series with installations in Spain, Shanghai, Los Angeles and Cuba. For the Cuban edition, JR teamed up with Cuban artist José Parlá as they both interviewed and photographed pictures of senior citizens who lived through the Cuban Revolution. The pictures were then blown up and pasted on the walls of buildings all around Havana. Writings and color were later added to interlace with the photos. The result was a stunning contrast between the city’s environment and the individual’s humanity. This year JR took his series to the streets of Berlin, creating 15 pieces that went up on walls all around the city. To see more of JR’s ongoing projects, check out his portfolio.