QM Gallery, Katara
JR, the celebrated French artist is the subject of a major retrospective show in Qatar held by Qatar Museums at QM Gallery in Katara. JR is a world-renowned artist that combines art and engaged actions through large-scale outdoor installations, films, photographs and videos. The streetscape is his canvas and his inspiration, which he claims is as the largest art gallery in the world. JR creates “Pervasive Art” that spreads uninvited on the buildings and slums around Paris, on the walls in the Middle East, on the broken bridges in Africa or the favelas in Brazil. He remains anonymous and doesn't explain his work, allowing the subjects, protagonists, spectators and passers-by to raise their own questions. JR RÉPERTOIRE will feature some of the key series that have made the artist famous around the world as well as a video lounge where selected video works can be viewed.
9 March – 31 May 2017
Mondays – Thursdays, Saturdays, 10:00 – 20:00, Fridays 15:00 – 21:00
Location: Building 10, Katara Cultural Village, Qatar
UNFRAMED, a group posing in a bark moored on the beach, reviewed by JR, circa 1930, Marseille, France, 2013, colour photograph, mat plexiglass, aluminium, wood, 180 x 270 cmJR-ART.NET
Courtesy Galerie Perrotin