Now you can see two JR exhibitions in London opening today is JR Eye to the world which explores JR’s unique view of humanity as he transcends borders, politics, and cultural identity through the camera lens and JR Chronicles the artist’s largest solo museum show to date.
Bringing together artworks from several significant bodies of work, JR: Eye to the World explores JR’s unique view of humanity as he transcends borders, politics, and cultural identity through the camera lens. JR: Chronicles also opening to the public today at Saatchi Gallery, is JR’s largest solo museum exhibition to date in London and features some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years.
In parallel with the exhibitions in London, Pace in New York is also displaying work from JR’s recent project in Tehachapi, California. An installation from JR’s Tehachapi series including photographic works, a wall pasting, and a video is in the Library at 540 West 25th Street. In 2019 JR began a series of projects with inmates at
the maximum-security prison in the Californian mountains.
JR: Chronicles is organised by the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition opens at Saatchi Gallery, London on 4th June and runs until 3rd October with major support by Art Explora.’ Book Tickets HERE
JR Eye to the World June 4th – July 3rd, 2021, PACE 6 Burlington Gardens London
JR Tehachapi June 4th – August 21st, 2021 540 West 25th Street New York pacegallery.com
About the Artist
JR (b. 1983, France) exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. He creates “Pervasive Art” that spreads uninvited on the buildings of Paris, the favelas in Rio, the separation wall in the Middle-East or the border between the US and Mexico. JR received the TED Prize in 2011, after which he launched his Inside Out project, an international participatory art project that allows people worldwide to get their picture taken and paste it in public spaces to support an idea and share their experience. In 2013, JR presented his first museum retrospective in the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati, followed by Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden in 2014 and the HOCA Foundation in Hong-Kong in 2015. In 2016, he was invited by the Louvre to create a site-specific artwork where he made the famous Louvre pyramid disappear through a surprising anamorphosis. He has additionally directed short movies including Les Bosquets, 2014 and ELLIS, 2015 starring Robert De Niro as well as feature documentaries including Faces, Places, 2017 co-directed with the French filmmaker Agnès Varda and nominated for the Academy Awards in 2018. In fall 2018, JR partnered with TIME to photograph and film 245 Americans in an effort to capture the full scope of the nation’s gun debate in one mural. In 2018, JR held his first major solo exhibition in a French institution at Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, France. A landmark survey exhibition, JR: Chronicles was held at the Brooklyn Museum, New York in 2019-2020, which is now open in London’s Saatchi Gallery on 4 June – 3 October, 2021. @jr