This year, the Other Art Fair Brooklyn is excited to be participating in the Inside Out Project to present the faces of 130 emerging artists in the unifying statement of ‘I Am An Artist’.
The featured individuals will range from local Greenpoint artists to those who have travelled from across the globe to present their artwork at the fair in Brooklyn. Community partners will also be invited to participate as creative makers. The practice, processes and inspiration of these individuals are incredibly diverse but they are all unified under the title of the ‘Artist’.
Each artist will create a digital story responding to the statement. The photos and the digital records will be displayed at the Brooklyn Expo Center in the heart of leafy Greenpoint. Visitors can enjoy the action, view the artworks and meet the artists themselves.
The large images will line the glass-fronted space that sits on Noble St and Franklin St, engaging the public community as they walk along these streets.
Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the projectʼs co-creators, for them to exhibit in their own communities.
Posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window, to a wall of an abandoned building, or in a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and be made available online on The Inside Out website.
The INSIDE OUT project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED Prize.
The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $1,000,000 and the TED community’s resources and expertise to spark global change. The award offers support to build a project's core infrastructure quickly - so that others can add their own collaborative action.
The first TED Prize was awarded in 2005, born out of the TED Conference and a vision by the world's leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and entertainers to change the world - one Wish at a time. What began as an unparalleled experiment to leverage the resources of the TED Community to spur global change has evolved into one of the most prestigious prizes.
A TED Prize winner is a rare and powerful combination of someone who knows how to capture the imaginations and make a measurable impact, a visionary and a pragmatist, a dreamer and a doer. From Bono’s the ONE Campaign (’05 recipient) to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (’10 recipient) and JR’s Inside Out Project (’11 recipient), the TED Prize has helped to combat poverty, take on religious intolerance, improve global health, tackle child obesity, advance education, and inspire art around the world.
For more information on the TED Prize, visit the TED Prize website.