Art
4,480 Hypes 0 Comments

JR Holds a New Solo Exhibition at Perrotin Tokyo

The artist revisits his roots and presents new works from his “Unframed” series.

JR, the artist behind the giant optical illusion artwork at the Musée du Louvre and the “Giant Picnic” across the US-Mexican Border, is now presenting a solo exhibition titled “CONTRETEMPS” at Perrotin Tokyo.

The French Artist revisits his roots throughout this show, exhibiting never-before-seen works from his “Unframed” series as well as new works created in Paris during the pandemic.

“Inaccessible spaces and famous, over-photographed locations succeed in finding new language through JR’s lens,” reads the gallery description. During the pandemic, JR revisited popular locations such as the Louvre and the roof of the Opera Bastille, rediscovering graffiti left behind from its original visitors and reimagining iconic photos from ages past.

As a continuation of his “Unframed” series, in which JR takes archival photographs and blows them up to larger-than-life proportions in storied locations, the artist pastes character photographs taken by press photographer Watabe Yukichi, on obscure buildings and outcroppings in the deserted mining towns of Matsuo. Rather than bringing Yukichi’s images to life in the locations they were taken, JR chooses to create a new story by recontextualizing the images in places that will remain untouched for years to come. Through his images, JR questions the relationship between past and present, urging viewers to think about the ever-changing nature of our cities. Other pieces in the “Unframed” series include a massive Charlie Chaplin mural in Paris, and Ellis Island artwork in New York.

The “CONTRETEMPS” exhibition will run from Tuesday to Saturday between October 1 and November 20 at Perrotin Tokyo. The appointment link can be found here.

Perrotin Tokyo
1F, 6-6-9 ROPPONGI,
MINATO-KU, TOKYO

Elsewhere in art, Futura Presents “Cast of Characters” at Tokyo’s KaiKai Kiki Gallery.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Step Into teamlab’s Interactive Garden Installation
Art

Step Into teamlab’s Interactive Garden Installation

A dynamic body of work on view at Tokyo’s teamLab Planets.

Cody Hudson’s Abstracted Shapes Fill Detroit’s Louis Buhl & Co.
Art

Cody Hudson’s Abstracted Shapes Fill Detroit’s Louis Buhl & Co.

A new solo exhibition on view until November 11.

Performa 2021 Will Be Free to the Public and Held Almost Entirely Outside
Art

Performa 2021 Will Be Free to the Public and Held Almost Entirely Outside

RSVP now before tickets run out.

Marsha Reid’s "Monumental Tour" Is Hitting the Streets of Philadelphia
Art

Marsha Reid’s "Monumental Tour" Is Hitting the Streets of Philadelphia

An array of touring sculptures at four different locations until January 31.

Banksy's Former Art Dealer To Open A New Brick-and-Mortar
Art

Banksy's Former Art Dealer To Open A New Brick-and-Mortar

A physical iteration to the online shop, Laz Emporium.


Nigerian Artists Propose New Art to the British Museum in Exchange for the Benin Bronzes
Art

Nigerian Artists Propose New Art to the British Museum in Exchange for the Benin Bronzes

The latest development in a decades-long repatriation effort.

Simon Demeuter Resurrects Roman Gladiators Through Vibrant Hits of Color
Art

Simon Demeuter Resurrects Roman Gladiators Through Vibrant Hits of Color

A new solo exhibition at L21 Gallery in Palma, Spain.

Swiss Running Label On Partners With Art Basel to Host Series of Art Walks and Runs
Art

Swiss Running Label On Partners With Art Basel to Host Series of Art Walks and Runs

While spotlighting Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz.

Deborah Roberts Collages the Strength and Plight of Young Black Children
Art

Deborah Roberts Collages the Strength and Plight of Young Black Children

Her second solo show at Los Angeles’ Vielmetter gallery.

One of Basquiat's “Warrior” Paintings Is Expected to Fetch $19m USD at Sotheby’s
Art

One of Basquiat's “Warrior” Paintings Is Expected to Fetch $19m USD at Sotheby’s

When it hits auction in Hong Kong this October.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.