Press Release


Beginning its journey in New York City, the JR: Chronicles exhibit has traveled to its fourth country. Today, Kunsthalle München in Munich, Germany welcomes you to explore JR’s work over the last twenty years. The exhibit is on view until January 15th, 2023.

Pasted on houses, trains, container ships, or border walls, JR’s installations only last for a limited period of time. However, through photographs, videos, models, and large-scale pastings, this multimedia exhibition makes it possible to experience projects that have taken place all over the world.







































 




















 





























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JR: Chronicles

Kunsthalle Munchen, Munich (Germany)
26.08.2022 - 15.01.2023

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Just like JR’s public installations, the exhibition honors the voices of everyday people and demonstrates JR's ongoing commitment to community, collaboration, and civic discourse. To hear the stories behind each piece, anyone with a mobile device can access the free audio tour of the exhibition from home or at the museum.

After the inaugural exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, Jr: Chronicles moved to the Saatchi Gallery in London and then the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands. Today’s Kunsthalle München exhibition includes a specially created trompe-l’œil (optical illusion) by JR that appears to break through the museum walls. The installation invites visitors to reflect on JR’s actual field of activity from within the museum: the city streets.

With his work, JR does not want to provide answers, but raise questions and encourage people to engage in dialogue. Join the conversation by visiting Kunsthalle München this season.


The last room of the exhibit presents the Inside Out Project, the global participatory art platform JR created in 2011. Since then, almost half a million people have participated in the initiative bringing over 2,300 public art installations to 149 different countries and territories.









Wall pasting of “Giants, Kikito,” 2017 Tecate, Mexico (left), the Kunsthalle München trompe-l’œil (center), framed artwork of “JR Au Louvre & Le Secret de la Grande Pyramide,” Paris, 2019 (right).

Wall pasting of “Giants, Kikito,” 2017 Tecate, Mexico (left), the Kunsthalle München trompe-l’œil (center), framed artwork of “JR Au Louvre & Le Secret de la Grande Pyramide,” Paris, 2019 (right).

To bring the spirit of JR: Chronicles to the streets of Munich, one of Inside Out’s Photobooth trucks will visit various locations throughout the city between September 9th and 15th. All are encouraged to have their portrait taken in the Photobooth and participate in the “Kunst & Kultur für alle (Art & Culture for Everyone)” Photobooth installation. Find out where the Photobooth truck will be here.

Wall pasting of Women Are Heroes,” Brazil, 2008-2009, next to moving boat installation of “Women are Heroes,” Le Havre, 2014 at Kunsthalle München.

Exhibition 26 August 2022 - 15 January 2023 . Kunsthalle München, Theatinerstraße 8 - 80333 München (Germany). T +372 5873 6841. Hours: Daily 10:00–20:00.



 











 





 



























 





 











JR: Chronicles, Kunsthalle Munchen, Munich, Germany

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