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JR Répertoire

9 March to 31 May 2017

JR, the celebrated French artist, will be the subject of a major retrospective show in Qatar to be held by Qatar Museums at QM Gallery Katara in Doha from 9 March to 31 May 2017.

JR is amongst a handful of world-renowned artists that combines art and engaged actions through large-scale outdoor installations, films, photographs and videos, using the streetscape as his canvas and his inspiration, which he claims as the largest art gallery in the world.

JR creates “Pervasive Art” that spreads uninvited on the buildings and slums around Paris, on the walls in the Middle East, on the broken bridges in Africa or the favelas in Brazil. He remains anonymous and doesn't explain his work, allowing the subjects, protagonists, spectators and passers by to raise their own questions.

JR – Retrospective will feature some of the key series that have made the artist famous around the world as well as a video lounge where selected video works can be viewed.

OPENING HOURS

QM Gallery Katara is open daily in Ramadan, except Fridays.

Saturday to Thursday: 8:00pm to 12:00 midnight
Friday: Closed
 

About JR

Born in France in 1983, JR is based in Paris and New York. Beginning his artistic career at the age of 17, JR joined the Galerie Perrotin in 2011. Since then, JR creates monumental photographs that he pastes around the world, infiltrating in urban life anonymous portraits, witnesses of the present and the past. He received the prestigious TED Prize in 2011 that offered him to make a “wish to change the world”.

Qatar Museums Gallery in Katara (Building 10)

The QM Gallery is an intimate venue for public art projects in Katara Cultural Village. With theatres, concert halls and restaurants, Katara bustles with activity and invites people from different backgrounds to interact.
View of JR’s Giants in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic games
View of JR’s Giants in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic games. ©JR-ART.NET
JR "The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Robert’s eye", 2011 Facade of Galerie Perrotin, Paris
JR "The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Robert’s eye", 2011 Facade of Galerie Perrotin, Paris Photo : Florian Kleinefenn ©JR-ART.NET Courtesy Galerie Perrotin
JR "Unframed, An immigrant family views the Statue of Liberty from the Ellis Island Immigration Station dock"
JR "Unframed, An immigrant family views the Statue of Liberty from the Ellis Island Immigration Station dock - by JR, courtesy of National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument, U.S.A., 2014" Colour print, mounted on dibond, plexiglas 250 x 18
JR "28 Millimètres : Women Are Heroes, Pasting in Monrovia streets, Liberia"
JR "28 Millimètres : Women Are Heroes, Pasting in Monrovia streets, Liberia", 2008 Colour photograph, polished plexiglas, aluminium, wood 125 x 222 cm / 49 1/4 inches x 7.3 feet © JR-ART.NET Courtesy Galerie Perrotin
JR "UNFRAMED, a group posing in a bark moored on the beach, reviewed by JR, circa 1930, Marseille, France "
JR "UNFRAMED, a group posing in a bark moored on the beach, reviewed by JR, circa 1930, Marseille, France ", 2013 Color photograph, mat plexiglas, aluminium, wood 180 x 270 cm / 70 3/4 inches x 8.86 feet © JR-ART.NET Courtesy Galerie Perrotin
Video: TED Talk - Use art to turn the world inside out
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