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JR - Booksigning and Talk

Gallerie d'Italia - Turin

15:00 - 17:30




On Wednesday 31 May, at the Gallerie d'Italia - Torino, Intesa Sanpaolo is holding a talk and an autograph session with JR to celebrate the JR "Déplacé·e·s" exhibition. This is the first solo exhibition in Italy by the French artist internationally famous for his projects combining photography, public art and social commitment; it was developed by Intesa Sanpaolo in collaboration with the Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and curated by Arturo Galansino..

JR will be meeting visitors from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to sign copies of the book of his exhibition published by Edizioni Gallerie d'Italia | Skira and available in Italian, French and English.

From 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., the artist will have a talk on the current exhibition, his projects around the world and his art, during which he will answer questions from the audience. Admission is free of charge, to attend the event book at:

The event can be followed live streaming by clicking here or by downloading the Gallerie d'Italia App, available on App Store and on Google Play

The initiative is part of the JR “Déplacé-e-s” exhibition and represents a new element in the fruitful relationship that has been created between Intesa Sanpaolo's Gallerie d'Italia and the artist. It follows on from the success of the INSIDE OUT project last 5 and 6 April, with the van customised by JR, equipped with a photographic set, which made it possible to take the portraits of over 400 of Turin's inhabitants in Piazza San Carlo. These portraits were immediately printed on poster paper and pasted on the pavement of the square in front of the Gallerie d'Italia - Turin, in the section under the arches and in the courtyard of the Intesa Sanpaolo museum.

The exhibition occupies around 4,000 square metres of the museum in Piazza San Carlo where, combining different expressive languages, JR brings his own personal touch to portraying reality and stimulating reflections on social fragility. The exhibition will run until 16 July 2023.