The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America

Oct 26 – Nov 3, 2018
New York

(opens in a new window) Future\Pace is pleased to host The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America, a collaborative project by French artist JR and TIME.

Exhibition Details

Guns in America: A TIME and JR Project
Oct 26 – Nov 3, 2019


537 West 24th Street
New York
Tues – Sat, 10 AM – 6 PM

To coincide with the exhibition, the artist and the magazine partnered on a special issue, to be published on November 5, 2018, which explores the wide range of views surrounding the gun debate in the United States.

To move beyond the familiar, TIME and JR traveled to three U.S. cities profoundly affected by guns—Dallas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.—to invite people to share their views, describe their experiences and search for common ground. They met hunters and activists, teachers and police officers, parents and children. JR photographed 245 people to create a mural for the cover of TIME, giving a face to the full and complex spectrum of views on guns in America.

The coinciding video mural captured each person included in the project. After filming each interviewee, the artist then created a composite, animated film capturing the collective group as a whole. Following the showing at Pace, the mural will travel to additional venues around the country and is available to the public through an (opens in a new window) interactive website, where people can further explore each person’s interview and engage in a nation-wide dialogue.