“Momentum, la mécanique de l’épreuve” exhibition by JR at Paris Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Published by Caroline J. · Updated on 25 January 2019 at 11h29 · Published on 29 October 2018 at 16h28
Famous contemporary artist JR takes over Paris Maison Européenne de la Photographie from November 7, 2018 to February 10, 2019 with a great monographic exhibition called “Momentum, la mécanique de l’épreuve”.

JR’s works and talent will be given pride of place in Paris this winter. The Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) will open from November 7, 2018 to February 10, 2019 to JR’s monographic exhibition: “Momentum, la mécanique de l’épreuve” [Momentum, the mechanic of the ordeal]

Behind this title, “Momentum”, hides this dynamic driving JR to come to a city or in the heart of a community to offer a new face, alter the perception or giving an original reading.

This compelling exhibition will especially return on JR’s debuts when he was a graffiti artist as well as on his first photos and collages.

The visitor can also discover impressive series: portrait d’une génération or Portrait of a generation in English (an illegal project of portraits display taken with a 28 mm lens); Women are heroes (underlying the dignity of women who often are the first victims during conflicts or wars); The Wrinkles of the City (which action aim at revealing the story and the remembrance of a country or a city by focusing on the inhabitants’ wrinkles); Unframed

The biggest fans will discover a unique interactive wall. The latter will explore the impossible gun control in the United States.

Ultimately, this exhibition will be accompanied by a cycle of screenings to be discovered in the weekend from 3 p.m. at the MEP auditorium. Alone or with close artists and movie makers, JR signs the making of several movies of this cycle.


  • 3 p.m.: Faces by Gérard Maximin
  • 4:19 p.m.: Wrinkles of the City – Istanbul by Guillaume Cagniard
  • 4:30 p.m.: Visages Villages by Agnès Varda, JR
  • 6:05 p.m.: Ellis by JR
  • 6:20 p.m.: Wrinkles of the City – Carthagène by JR
  • 6:25 p.m.: Chroniques de Clichy-Montfermeil by JR, Ladj Ly


  • 3 p.m.: Wrinkles of the City – Los Angeles by JR
  • 3:13 p.m.: Women: Morro da Providência by JR
  • 4:30 p.m.: Inside Out by Alastair Siddons
  • 5:40 p.m.: Wrinkles of the City – Shanghai by JR
  • 5:43 p.m.: Les Bosquets by JR
  • 6 p.m.: Wrinkles of the City – La Havane, Cuba by JR

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 7 November 2018 to 10 February 2019



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    75004 Paris 4

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