JR's jumping giants inaugurate new gallery space in london

JR's jumping giants inaugurate new gallery space in london

JR’s multidisciplinary solo exhibition, in the heart of mayfair, is to be housed by lazinc (formerly lazarides), at their new, two-story gala on 29 sackville street. the site will present comprehensive views of JR’s installation practices, from studio conception and sketches to full-scale execution. JR lazinc
lazinc is based on a partnership with steve lazarides and wissam al mana



never before seen plans, prototypes, preparatory notes, photographs — the gala doors will try to hide a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective of JR’s previous exhibit, giants, but will ultimately, intentionally, fail to withhold one giant pair of legs, protruding from the second-story windows. this kind of open presentation will be a first for the artist’s series, outside of private studio visits. JR lazinc
installation view of JR giants — body of work | all images by ken adlard, courtesy of the artist and lazinc



giants was originally a series of 3D outdoor sculptures, featured across rio de janeiro, depicting athletes whose blurred identity was defined by the ‘perfect motion’ of an instantly-recognizable olympic (diving, high jump, swimming) event. in addition — via previously mentioned protruding legs — an entirely new image will be used to re-create a giant installation on the exterior of lazinc gallery, for the opening of the show on sackville street, this january.

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TED- prize winner JR has been working with gala owner, steve lazarides, since 2008

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his city-sized installations use scaffolding to hold in place

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the gala will house concept from early sketches, to life-sized prototypes

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some of JR’s most recent projects include a 70-foot installation on the united states / mexico border

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JR exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of atypical museum visitors.

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JR’s latest projects include a museum exhibition dedicated to children at centre pompidou

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the gallery will look to acquire dynamic estates and undiscovered bodies of work

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GIANTS, mohamed younes idriss from sudan, flamengo, close-up
image © comité international olympique, rio de janeiro, brazil, 2016

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GIANTS, cleuson lima do rosario from brazil, barra da tijuca, from the beach
image © comité international olympique, rio de janeiro, brazil, 2016

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