The Wrinkles of the City - Shanghai
Hardcover, 30x30 cm, 144 pages
For memory can stumble and fall, disappear any minute as the elder leave us, JR shows us that it is important not to forget what the elder have to pass to the young ones. Without judging, JR just gives us bits of History pages in an artistic, yet poetic, social and above all human way.
JR takes his Wrinkles of the City project to Shanghai where the last century has been full of ups and downs : from the Japanese occupation, the establishment of the Communist Party, The Liberation, World War II, the end of the foreign concessions, the victory of Mao Zedong over the General Tchang KaÃ¯-Chek’s troops, the Cultural Revolution, the Great Leap Forward to the actual development of the city ...