JR: Chronicles

4 Oct 2019 – 3 May 2020

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11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 22:00

Brooklyn Museum of Art

New York
New York, United States


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We’re pleased to present JR: Chronicles, the French artist’s largest solo museum exhibition to date.


The presentation covers nearly 20,000 square feet of our Great Hall and traces JR’s artistic evolution since 2001, focusing on his commitment to community and civic discourse through the use of large-scale media such as news and advertising as well as architectural interventions. Working at the intersections of photography, social practice, and street art, JR’s participatory projects have fostered collaborations and conversations around the globe. The exhibition centers on The Chronicles of New York City, a new monumental mural incorporating the portraits and stories of over one thousand New Yorkers. The immersive installation also features JR’s most well-known works across photography, installation, film, and video from the past fifteen years, including his first major collaborative project, Portrait of a Generation (2004-6); Face 2 Face (2007), which features giant portrait diptychs of Israelis and Palestinians, face to face, in eight Palestinian and Israeli cities; Women Are Heroes (2008-9), featuring images of the eyes of women gazing back at their communities in numerous countries, including Brazil, India, and Kenya; the global participatory art project Inside Out (2011-ongoing); and The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America (2018), a video mural that gives a face to the full and complex spectrum of views on guns in the United States.

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Drew Sawyer

Phillip Leonian

Sharon Matt Atkins

Exhibiting artists



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