MOMENTUM. JR'S FIRST MAJOR MUSEUM EXHIBIT IN PARIS

Momentum, Exhibition view, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

Momentum, Exhibition view, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

Momentum, Exhibition view, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

MOMENTUM. JR'S FIRST MAJOR MUSEUM EXHIBIT IN PARIS

November 21, 2018

"MOMENTUM. la mécanique de l'épreuve" is JR's first major museum exhibit in Paris. It highlights the artist's monumental work, first photographs and presents several new installations. The exhibit showcases many projects, inviting visitors to lose themselves into JR's creative process, by retracing his first shots when he followed a group of graffiti artists in Paris in the early 2000s, as well as his first pastings. The show also goes back on his major series : Portrait of a Generation (an illegal pasting exhibition of portraits taken with a 28 millimeter lens) ; Women Are Heroes (that pays tribute to those who play an essential role in society but who are the primary victims of wars and conflicts) ; The Wrinkles of the City (a world scale project presented in various cities around the world where 'wrinkles', human as well as architectural, can be found) ; Unframed (in which JR reinterprets works by other photographers, giving them a new meaning by taking them out of their original context). The exhibit unveils for the first time in Europe an interactive mural about guns in America. In all, JR filmed and photographed 245 people - hunters and activists, teachers and police officers, parents and children - to create this mural for TIME's November 5, 2018, cover. Visitors are able to discover the mural in a unique way thanks to an online platform especially developed for the event.

November 7th, 2018 – February 10th, 2019 Maison Européenne de la Photographie - 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris, France

Picture : Courtesy Perrotin, Photograph: Claire Dorn

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Momentum, Exhibition view, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

Momentum, Exhibition view, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

Momentum, Detail of the cocoon, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

Momentum, Inside of the cocoon, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

Momentum, Exhibition view, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

Momentum, Clichy-Montfermeil Chronicles mural, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

Momentum, Guns Chronicles, a story of America mural, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2018

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