藝術可以改變世界 Art Can Change the World
The TED Prize this year goes to French artist JR: http://blog.ted.com/2010/10/20/meet-jr/.
JR puts up large-scale portraits in unexpected places and confronts the public with social issues as they see these huge faces. For example:
* Face2Face showed Israelis and Palestinians each other’s funny faces. The feuding brothers laughed and realized they actually looked alike. (http://www.face2faceproject.com/)
* Women Are Heroes blew up pictures of enduring women living under violence and repression, and celebrates the strength of these women in places where life is tough. (http://www.womenareheroes.be/）
French intellectuals started to use the word “avant-garde” for art in the 19th century. The word doesn’t mean artsy-fartsy. It is a belief: artists, with their sensitivity, vision and ability to move, can lead us to a better future.