"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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Pictures : Courtesy Perrotin, Photograph: Claire Dorn