Saatchi Gallery presents JR: Chronicles - the largest solo museum exhibition to date of the internationally recognised French artist JR, featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years.
Curated by Sharon Matt Atkins and Drew Sawyer from the Brooklyn Museum, JR: Chronicles traces JR's career from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide and recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse communities.
Saatchi Gallery is delighted to showcase JR: Chronicles featuring recent projects, including The Secret of the Great Pyramid (2019), JR's large-scale collaborative piece created in occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, and Tehachapi (2019) which follows JR's experiences with inmates of a maximum-security prison in California.
"JR: Chronicles takes visitors on a global journey through the intimate storytelling of one of today's most influential contemporary artists. The exhibition opens in London during a key moment in time in which social engagement and the power of communities have taken centre-stage in London and around the world" - Laura Uccello, Partnerships Director at Saatchi Gallery.
Through his powerful storytelling abilities, collaboration with and commitment to community, and willingness to question power structures and institutions, JR has re-invented the medium of photography in the twenty-first century. Showcasing photographs, films, and documentation of the artist's installations, this major exhibition demonstrates how and why JR's practice has managed to both capture the imagination of audiences worldwide and expand the meaning of public art through participatory projects that give visibility and agency to a broad spectrum of people.
Friday 4th June 2021 to Sunday 3rd October 2021.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 6pm (last entry 5.15pm)
Location: Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY
Advance tickets available to pre-book from: https://jrtickets.saatchigallery.com/
Off-Peak Tickets (Wed – Fri): £9
Peak Tickets (Sat – Sun): £12
Concessions (Students, Seniors (60+)): £6
*Pre-booking is strongly advised, but some tickets will be available for purchase at the Gallery each day.
Saatchi Gallery Members: Free. Pre-booking required.
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