JR IN TECATE

Giants, Kikito and the Border patrol, Tecate, Border Mexico-USA, 2017

Giants, Kikito by day, Tecate, Border Mexico-USA, 2017

Giants, Kikito on scaffoldings, Tecate, Border Mexico-USA, 2017

JR IN TECATE

September 12, 2017

JR inaugurated last week a huge scaffolding installation on the Mexican side of the border between the United States and Mexico. The piece is best viewed from the US side of the border. An immense image of Kikito, a one year old boy from the city of Tecate, looks playfully over the infamous border wall. Kikito and his family cannot cross the border to see the artwork from the ideal vantage point. If you are in Southern California, go and see it before October 2nd; the exact location is: bit.ly/JRinTecate

More about the project in the New York Times : https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/arts/design/jr-artist-mexico-border-wall.html and the New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/as-told-to/the-artist-jr-lifts-a-mexican-child-over-the-border-wall

FACES PLACES, A FILM BY AGNÈS VARDA AND JR