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As part of an artist-in-residence program of the Olympics, JR has created new installations taking place all over Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games.
The idea is to photograph athletes whose identity is blurred behind the “perfect motion” from an instantly recognisable Olympic event: diving, the high jump and the swimming section of the triathlon.
Rather than working with star athletes whose success makes them household names, JR is interested in athletes who are little-known in the eyes of the world yet sublimate the physical language of sport and thus form a distillation of the universality of the Olympic movement.
The images obtained are thus being installed in black and white on ultra-large scaffolds which themselves form an integral part of the installation, being the only things capable of supporting such large pictures. Each installation offers a plurality of viewpoints from both up close and far away.
The three Giants are in Flamengo, Botafogo and Barra da Tijuca.
Read a great article in the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/2aIz6e5
More pictures below.
Invited by the "world's largest museum", JR chooses one of its symbols, the pyramid of the Louvre, to make it disappear thanks to a surprising anamorphosis.
Discover it until June 27th.
On Saturday May 28th, at 3pm, during 24 hours, JR takes over the museum of the Louvre. Conferences, masterclass, screenings, concerts, workshops... this exceptional program shines a light on the creation processes of an artist whose work emphasizes on collaborations.
More info here.
From April 16th to September 19th, the Centre Pompidou in Paris welcomes "You are here," the exhibit - workshop, created by JR for children from 4 to 12 years old. A playful and educative exhibition that lets children travel into a life-sized urban city and become a paster for a day thanks to JR's photographs.
The Standing March was a major public artwork from a collaboration with Darren Aronofsky exhibited in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 climate conference. The video projection was created to remind leaders that the world is watching as they gather to negotiate a deal aimed at keeping global warming below 2°C. It was projected at night on buildings including the Assemblée Nationale, The Louvre, The Pantheon, The Musée Picasso, and The Bibliotheque Sainte Genevieve over the time spanning the conference. Music accompanied the projection, created by 3D from Massive Attack.
Social Animals introduces a new lithograph by JR, a limited edition of 180, from his project Migrants.
We would like to offer you a holiday exclusive 10% discount by ordering the new lithograph in the next 72 hours, using the code WALKJR
8 color lithograph printed on Marinoni machine
White paper BFK Rives 70 grams
Numbered /180 on the left side corner
Signed by JR on the right side corner (stamp and lead)
88 x 72 cm / 34,6 x 28,3 in. approx
In April 2015, the New York Times Magazine reached out to JR to think about a project together. JR had been working on immigration, and he told them he would love to continue what he had started on Ellis Island in the city.
After nearly 800 screenings all over the world, ELLIS is now available for free on iTunes in over 85 countries! We would like to thank all of those that organized screenings in their communities, we never had imagined the film could go this far.
If you would like to organize your own screening, download the film on iTunes & be sure to send our team pictures of your event!
Subtitles in 13 languages. Click here to download.
Upcoming Screenings for ELLIS
October 16 - November 12
11 Rathbone Place, 3rd floor
Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
Galerie Perrotin Pop Up Space
October 24 - November 8
130 Orchard Street
Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Lazarides welcomes JR back to London from October 16th - November 12th 2015. The exhibit, Crossing, features brand new works from the series Les Bosquets and Unframed Ellis Island. The showcase will feature a mix of color prints as well as the artist's signature wood mounted monochromatic paper pieces. Coinciding with the exhibition, the short film Les Bosquets will be showing at the London Film Festival. Click here for more information.