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Brooklyn Museum of Art, 10/04/19–05/03/19

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JR: Chronicles

Introduction by Anne Pasternak. Text by Drew Sawyer, Sharon Matt Atkins.

Featured image is reproduced from 'JR: Chronicles.'

A comprehensive overview on the French artist who has transformed cities worldwide with his epic portraits of their inhabitants

Over the past two decades, French artist JR has massively expanded the impact of public art through his ambitious projects that give visibility and agency to people around the world. Showcasing the full scope of the artist's career, JR: Chronicles accompanies the first major exhibition in North America of works by the French-born artist. Working at the intersections of photography, social engagement and street art, JR collaborates with communities by taking individual portraits, reproducing them at a monumental scale and wheat pasting them—sometimes illegally—in nearby public spaces.

This superbly produced volume traces JR's career from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide, to his more recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse publics. The centerpiece of the accompanying exhibition is The Chronicles of New York City, a new epic mural of more than 1,000 New Yorkers. Also included are previously unseen murals set in Brooklyn; Face 2 Face, diptychs of Israelis and Palestinians in Palestinian and Israeli cities; Women Are Heroes, featuring images of the eyes of women gazing back at their communities in numerous countries; The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America, JR's complex work on guns in America; and other equally famous works.

JR (born 1983) is best known for his monumental, wheat-pasted street portraiture projects. JR has carried out projects across the globe. He has shown in museums worldwide and has created site specific works for the Louvre, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the Centre Pompidou.


Featured image is reproduced from 'JR: Chronicles.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

WWD

Kristen Tauer

[JR's photographs] challenge stereotypes by highlighting humanity through specificity...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

The streets have been at the heart of JR’s practice, the place where the French artist finds his subjects, where he photographs them, and where he displays his work, wheatpasting enlarged images on buildings around the world...

Wall Street Journal

Raymond Ang

The retrospective’s focal point is The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19, a new mural about New York’s five boroughs, capturing more than 1,000 New Yorkers and featuring audio of subjects talking about their lives.

Brooklyn Eagle

Alex Williamson

The artist is known for his monumental public projects that rely on participation from his subjects, and for tackling hot-button social issues — immigration, women’s rights and gun control, for a few — through his art.

Design Boom

Bryan Shim

Through his powerful storytelling abilities and willingness to question traditional power structures, JR breaks boundaries and re-invents the medium of photography.

Brooklyn Paper

Aidan Graham

An enormous new interactive photo installation documents the joy and beauty of everyday life in the Big Apple.

Hypebeast

Altogether, the pieces on display at [Brooklyn Museum] expand upon the artist’s practice of merging photography with social engagement while gleaning methodical approaches from graffiti.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/17/2019

JR: Chronicles, reinventing photography for the 21st century

JR: Chronicles, reinventing photography for the 21st century

Featured image is a detail from The Chronicles of New York City (2019), an epic mural featuring more than 1,000 New Yorkers, reproduced from JR: Chronicles. This bright, beautifully designed clothbound volume with custom tipped-on cover image was published to accompany the artist's first major exhibition in North America, on view now at the Brooklyn Museum, where the monumental collage serves as the centerpiece. "In the summer of 2018, JR and his team spent a month roaming all five boroughs of New York City, parking their 53-foot-long trailer truck in numerous locations and taking photographs of passersby who wished to participate," curators Drew Sawyer and Sharon Matt Atkins explain. They conclude, "from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide to his more recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse publics, his projects have always sought to bring people together. Along with the Internet and social media, JR has reinvented the medium of photography and its relationship to global citizenry in the twenty-first century." continue to blog


JR MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

JR: Chronicles

JR: CHRONICLES

Introduction by Anne Pasternak. Text by Drew Sawyer, Sharon Matt Atkins.

MAISON CF/BROOKLYN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9782954226699
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Pub Date: 11/19/2019
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JR: Giants / JR JO

JR: GIANTS / JR JO

Text by Thierry Consigny. Interview by Jean de Loisy, Vik Muniz, Thomas Bach.

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ISBN: 9782330093693
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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