Translated by Isis Wisdom
BIG IDEA 21.12.2013
The initiative was carried out in the framework of the international Inside Out Project, which has been in 180 countries so far.
Today, on one of the buildings on Yaroslaviv Val street, photo portraits appeared of peaceful Kyivan Euromaidan demonstrators. This initiative is part of an international art project, the Inside Out Project, which aims to transform the human message into an artistic context.
The Inside Out Project was originally created for public spaces, where a need for places for personal stories exists. Since 2011, the Inside Out Project has traveled to 180 countries, and its vibrations appear now in Kyiv, and eventually further across Ukraine.
“A bold smile. A smile brings hope. Relying upon it, one can begin to act”- explain the initiators of the Ukraine project in their statement – Frenchman Arnaud Lyume, Ukrainian artist Alevtina Kakhidze, Irene Nightingale from the blog of [TED’s] “Big Idea” and photographer Eugene Black.
video: In his speech at the TED conference, French street artist JR, the project initiator of the insideoutproject.net, tells how you can twist the world inside out through art.