JR at the MEP

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Today was the first day of the exhibition devoted to the genius artist JR at the MEP (Maison européenne de la photographie) and I was blessed enough to see it. And guess what? I just loved it. I must admit that I have been a huge fan of JR for years and each time he has organised a public event in Paris, I was there. 

For this special event, the MEP is exhibiting JR on all 3 levels of its building; it's the opportunity to discover the numerous talents of this artist who is altogether a photographer, a film-director, a live shows organiser who mobilizes communities, districts and whole villages, giving voice to the anonymous, thanks to his excessively large formats.

The exhibition highlights the different sides of the personality of JR, from his very beginnings when he drew graffitis and made his first pictures and collages to his large-scale projects. 

I loved the sections named "Women are heroes", underlining the dignity of women who are often the first war and conflict victims, "The wrinkles of the City", revealing the history and the memory of a country or a city, focussing on the wrinkles of their inhabitants. I also very much liked the kind of wooden igloo in which the visitor can see video of JR's work projected in chimneys. 

My note: the best way to enjoy the exhibition is certainly to take a guided tour. That's what I did and I  found it very useful to have the details helping understand of the context of each art piece.


5 rue de Fourcy - 75004 Paris
Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 7:45 pm 


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