Unframed, Marseille

Marseille, France


UNFRAMED, Group posing inside a boat moored on the beach revised by JR, Marseille around 1930, Marseille, France, 2013

Unframed at La Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

Unframed is an ongoing project since 2010, realized using images by famous or anonymous photographers and archival images that JR interprets and takes out of their context depending on the place, neighborhood or city he works in.

In May 2013, in Marseille, France, at la Belle de Mai, JR dug into the identity of the neighborhood and invited its inhabitants to think about the memory of their streets by looking into their personal photo albums.

These photographs, old or recent, cropped or enlarged create monumental artworks on the facades of the neighborhood and transform these personal and multiple footprints of what is part of history and collective memory of la Belle de Mai.

UNFRAMED, Laurent Di Lorto, World cup finale revised by JR, Marseille 1934, Marseille, France, 2013

UNFRAMED,March for public service revised by JR, Marseille, 2011, Marseille, France, 2013

UNFRAMED, My father's portrait Abd Rachid Mehdi revised by JR, Algeria 1976, Marseille, France, 2013

UNFRAMED, My grand parents' portrait Berthe and Diallo revised by JR, Mali 1973, Marseille, France, 2013

UNFRAMED, Tram number 80 and griped travellers , 1930's, Marseille, Photo BAUDELAIRE© Gérard DETAILLE collection, France, revised by JR, Marseille, France, 2013

UNFRAMED, Yvan Raimond from "Les bleus" club revised by JR, Marseille around 1970, Marseille, France, 2013

UNFRAMED, Annick Perrot-Bishop revised by JR, Marseille 1966, Marseille, France, 2013