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Perrotin / Tokyo / Art

In 2004, in response to major riots, the French photographer JR installed huge images of young African immigrants in the suburbs of Paris. A year later he traveled East, where he fixed cheerful photographs of Israelis and Palestinians arm-in-arm along the dangerous Israeli-Palestinian border. Over the years, JR’s black-and-white photo canvases and installations have turned up in all kinds of places—Paris’s Marais, Nairobi, Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, and the U.S.-Mexican border. This show features early iterations of JR’s “Unframed” series, along with new works he created during lockdown in Paris. —E.C.

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Perrotin ピラミデビル1F, 6 Chome-6-9 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
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