Art


JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco

Art


JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco

SFMOMA, San Francisco

23 May 2019 – 27 April 2020

In 1931, Mexican artist Diego Rivera completed the first of his three San Francisco murals, establishing the city’s long muralist tradition. One of the latest artists to be inspired by Rivera is French photographer JR. In January 2018, he set up a mobile studio in 22 locations around the city, filming and interviewing nearly 1,200 people from its many communities, after completing a similar exercise in the Paris suburb of Clichy-Montfermeil. His completed work speaks to our age: a digital mural scrolling across a seamless bank of screens, bringing together the faces and lives of San Francisco’s people. An inspiring way to spend an afternoon immersed in the people of the city.


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