Opening Receptions

JR X Time: The Gun Chronicles: A Story Of America

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 6:30 – 10 pm

2033 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

PLEASE ATTEND A SPECIAL EVENING  IN YOUR CITY FEATURING ARTIST JR'S LATEST WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH TIME

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ABOUT THE PROJECT // 

It’s a truly American story: 325 million people, more than 265 million guns, 35,000 deaths a year and one 227-year-old constitutional right. To move beyond the familiar, TIME partnered with JR, an artist and photographer known for documenting social issues. In three U.S. cities profoundly affected by guns—Dallas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.—we invited people to share their views, describe their experiences and search for common ground. We met hunters and activists, teachers and police officers, parents and children. JR photographed 245 people to create this mural for TIME’s November 5, 2018, cover.

 

THE LIVE MURAL //

JR and his team have created a live mural of each person featured in the project.

Individuals were filmed in slow motion, interacting with someone else in the mural, creating a living artwork which vividly depicts the issue. Each side of the issue is represented by individuals and groups sharing their stories and visual interactions.

 

On a broader level, the live mural will be projected all around the country and will be made available to the public to use the artwork as a tool for gathering communities and creating meaningful dialogue.

 

Only through art can all these people, with such opposing views, be brought together.