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Perrotin gallery is pleased to present 'Tehachapi,' a solo exhibition by French artist JR, retracing his collaborative project in a maximum security prison in Southern California.

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Perrotin gallery is pleased to present Tehachapi, a solo exhibition by French artist JR.

“I have been continually interested in the prison system. After all, prisons are made of so many walls, which have formed the foundation of my practice. I did a project a few years ago at Rikers Island, and it was a fascinating experience because time moves slowly in a prison. When those inside are confronted …

Perrotin gallery is pleased to present Tehachapi, a solo exhibition by French artist JR.

“I have been continually interested in the prison system. After all, prisons are made of so many walls, which have formed the foundation of my practice. I did a project a few years ago at Rikers Island, and it was a fascinating experience because time moves slowly in a prison. When those inside are confronted with something new, it quickly becomes important and the community invests so much energy into each project.

A friend called me recently to say there was a possibility to access a prison in …

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76 rue de Turenne
Paris, FR
Tue – Sat, 11AM – 7PM