JR: Chronicles at Groningen Museum
On View Until June 12th, 2022
Over the past two decades, JR has expanded the meaning of public art with his ambitious, socially engaged projects. As a photographer, he brings visibility to a broad spectrum of people and communities all over the world and shines a light on their problems. By focusing on these “invisible” people, he creates a platform for their stories. He reproduces their individual portraits at a monumental scale and wheatpastes them in public space, sometimes illegally. JR’s projects honour the voices of everyday people and demonstrate his commitment to community, cooperation and dialogue.
The first major museum exhibition of the work of the French artist JR encompasses murals, films and countless photographs. It provides an overview of his career so far, from documentation of graffiti artists he produced as a teenager in Paris to his large-scale interventions in cities worldwide to his recent digitally collaged murals that serve as collective portraits of diverse
publics. This show is curated by the Brooklyn Museum in New York. For the occasion, the Groninger Museum will work with graffiti and street artists to create a series of portraits of local residents inside and outside the building. Part of the museum’s substantial street art collection will also be on display.
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