JR: Chronicles at Brooklyn Museum, October 4, 2019 – May 3, 2020

The Brooklyn Museum presents the largest solo museum exhibition to date of the internationally recognized artist JR, featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years. JR: Chronicles also marks the debut of a monumental new mural, The Chronicles of New York City, which features more than 1,000 people who were photographed and interviewed in New York City during summer 2018. The exhibition highlights JR’s use of art to foster conversations and collaborations with communities around the globe. JR: Chronicles takes up over 20,000 square feet of the Museum’s soaring Great Hall.” — Brooklyn Museum

“Over the past two decades, JR has emerged as one of the most powerful storytellers of our time,” says Drew Sawyer. “Working at the intersections of photography, social engagement, and street art, his collaborative public projects have allowed participants to choose how they would like to be represented in both their communities and the global media.”

Exhibition photographs by Corrado Serra.


JR. The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19


JR. The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19


JR. The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19


JR. The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19


JR. The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19


JR. Left: Series: 28 Millimètres, Face 2 Face, 2007. Right: The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19


JR. Series: 28 Millimètres, Face 2 Face, 2007


JR. Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the Border, Tecate, Mexico—U.S.A., 2017


JR. Kikito, 2019. Mixed-media installation with video


Installation view of JR: Chronicles


JR. Series: 28 Millimètres, Portrait d’une génération.


JR. Still from The Gun Chronicles, 2018. Video, black and white, sound; 4 min. loop.


JR. Still from The Gun Chronicles (detail), 2018


JR. Expo 2 Rue, Action à Paris, 2001-4. Gelatin silver photographs and inkjet prints


Series of Lithographs, 2010-2014


Installation view of JR: Chronicles

The exhibition is curated by Sharon Matt Atkins, Director of Exhibitions and Strategic Initiatives, and Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator, Photography, Brooklyn Museum.