Opening hours

 

Daily 10 am–8 pm
(also on bank holidays)

 

EXCEPTIONS
Each 3rd wednesday of the month
during AfterworkKH the exhibition
remains open until 10 pm.

How to find us

 

Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
Theatinerstrasse 8
(in the Fünf Höfe)
80333 München
T +49 (0)89 / 22 44 12
kontakt@kunsthalle-muc.de

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JR: Chronicles

August 26, 2022–January 15, 2023

About the
exhibition

August 26, 2022–January 15, 2023

With JR: Chronicles the Kunsthalle München presents the largest retrospective dedicated to French artist JR (*1983) in Germany to date. The stories JR tells with his art are intended to change our view of the world. His concern is to overcome borders and to build bridges between people.
By means of photographs, videos, models, and large-scale pastings, this multimedia exhibition makes it possible to experience JR’s projects anew.

“I own the largest gallery of the world – the walls of the city.”
JR became famous for pasting monumental portrait photographs on house fronts, trains, container ships, and border walls. By exhibiting at such locations, he also attracts the attention of those who don’t usually visit museums. He often focusses on people whose dignity and rights are commonly ignored. With his art, JR lends them visibility in a manner that is as perceptive as it is empathetic. His recent projects include large-scale pastings in a Californian maximum security prison, a TIME Magazine cover about guns in America, an enormous mural depicting some 750 residents of a Parisian suburb, and a gigantic installation at the border between Mexico and the USA.
“Can art change the world?”

JR deliberately keeps his true identity concealed, using only his initials and always wearing sunglasses and a hat. The focus is not on his person, but on his works; he leaves their interpretation to those portrayed and to passers-by. With his work, JR does not want to provide answers, but raise questions and encourage people to engage in dialog.

JR: Chronicles is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. It is curated by Sharon Matt Atkins, Deputy Director for Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Drew Sawyer, Philip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator, Photography, Brooklyn Museum.

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Trailer

JR (French, born 1983)
Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the Border, Tecate, Mexico / U.S.A., 2017
Installation image. Wheat-pasted poster on table
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
Portrait of a Generation, Hold-up, Ladj Ly, Les Bosquets, Montfermeil, France, 2004
Black-and-white photograph
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
Déplacé.e.es, Valeriia, München, Deutschland, 2022
© JR

JR (French, born 1983)
Giants, Kikito and the Border Patrol, Tecate, Mexico / USA, 2017
Installation image. Wheat-pasted poster,
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19 (detail)
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
Giants, Brandenburg Gate, September 27th 2018, 01:14 p.m.
© JR / Iris Hesse / Ullstein Bild / Roger-Viollet, Berlin, Germany, 2018

JR (geb. in Frankreich, 1983)
28 Millimeters, Face 2 Face, Muna, Teacher, 2007
Silbergelantineabzug
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
28 Millimeters, Portrait of a Generation, Byron, Paris, 20ème arrondissement, 2004
Installation image. Wheat-pasted posters on building
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes, Action in Favela Morro da Providencia, Favela by day, Rio de Janeiro, 2008
Installation image. Wheat-pasted posters on buildings
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes Brazil, Action in Favela Morro da Providencia, Stairs a Few Days Later, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008
Color lithograph
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the Border, Tecate, Mexico / U.S.A., 2017
Installation image. Wheat-pasted poster on table
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
Portrait of a Generation, Hold-up, Ladj Ly, Les Bosquets, Montfermeil, France, 2004
Black-and-white photograph
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
Déplacé.e.es, Valeriia, München, Deutschland, 2022
© JR

JR (French, born 1983)
Giants, Kikito and the Border Patrol, Tecate, Mexico / USA, 2017
Installation image. Wheat-pasted poster,
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19 (detail)
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
Giants, Brandenburg Gate, September 27th 2018, 01:14 p.m.
© JR / Iris Hesse / Ullstein Bild / Roger-Viollet, Berlin, Germany, 2018

JR (geb. in Frankreich, 1983)
28 Millimeters, Face 2 Face, Muna, Teacher, 2007
Silbergelantineabzug
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
28 Millimeters, Portrait of a Generation, Byron, Paris, 20ème arrondissement, 2004
Installation image. Wheat-pasted posters on building
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes, Action in Favela Morro da Providencia, Favela by day, Rio de Janeiro, 2008
Installation image. Wheat-pasted posters on buildings
© JR-ART.NET

JR (French, born 1983)
28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes Brazil, Action in Favela Morro da Providencia, Stairs a Few Days Later, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008
Color lithograph
© JR-ART.NET

Video

Program

Video and Audio Tour

JR guides you through the exhibition

There is an English-language video tour or a German-language audio tour.
Both tours can be accessed free of charge from home as well as in the exhibition with your own mobile device.
Therefore, please bring your own headphones to your visit to the exhibition.

Video tour (English)
Start here.
Audio tour (German)
Start here.

Catalog

JR: Chronicles

On the occasion of the exhibition the catalogue explains key aspects of JR’s artistic work. Edited by Kunsthalle München. With contributions by S. Matt Atkins, D. Sawyer and JR.

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240 pages, 220 colour illustrations, 22,5 x 29 cm, hardcover, published by Hirmer Verlag.

JR: Chronicles is the first German-language publication about the French artist JR (*1983). He became famous through photographs of unknown people, which he places in huge formats on house fronts, railroad trains, container ships or even border walls all over the world.

The focus is on people whose dignity and rights are often ignored in political discourse. With his art, JR gives them visibility in a way that is as perceptive as it is sensitive.

The catalog is a revised and expanded edition of the 2019 publication JR: Chronicles, published by Maison CF and the Brooklyn Museum.

 

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Children & Young People

Booklet for children
available free of charge at the box office, 8-12 years (in German)
StyleCity at the children's museum
A hands-on exhibition, from 4 years
Workshops at the Kinderkunsthaus
during the school vacations, 6-15 years

Inside Out

The mobile photo studio of JR in Munich!

As part of the exhibition, a truck converted into a mobile photo studio stopped at various locations in Munich. Everyone was invited to show their face and be photographed for the “Art & Culture for All” campaign. The portraits were taken in the truck, printed out in large format and posted directly on site.

Inside Out is one of the largest collaborative artistic projects in the world. Since its launch in 2011, over 445,000 people in almost 140 countries have already taken part.

Inside Out in Munich is a cooperation with: Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Deutsche Bahn, Mein_EinkaufsBahnhof, Kindermuseum München, Köşk, Kreisjugendring München Stadt, Gasteig München GmbH, FÜNF HÖFE.

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Inside Out at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA)

Inside Out at Gasteig HP8

Inside Out at Gasteig HP8

Inside Out at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA)

Inside Out at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA)

Inside Out at Gasteig HP8

Inside Out at Gasteig HP8

Inside Out at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA)

Partner

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, New York

Media partner: ARTE

Program Partners: MUCA, Institut français Munich, Theatiner 8, Harry Klein, Urban Art Association, HFF Munich