JR

Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the border, Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A, 2017

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Details
Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the border, Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A, 2017
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Edition of 500
Produced and numbered by The Skateroom in 2019
Studio Stamped CoA by the artist

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Single skateboard
Each deck measures approx. 31x8in (80x20cm)

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Made of 7 ply Grade A Canadian Maple wood
Top-print includes printed signature of the artist
2 wall mounts included per deck
Partner
The Skateroom Brooklyn Museum Skateboard
Impact summary
PROJECT:
Skatepark
Organization:
Coletivo Skate Maré
LOCATION:
Rio de Janiero, BR
Partner:
Musée du Louvre
Goal:
$20,000+
STATUS:
Ongoing
Description

In September 2012, the French artist JR installed a monumental photograph of a curious toddler overlooking the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. Recently, on the last day of that installation, JR launched another site-specific project: an international picnic, with hundreds of people sharing a meal across the fence. JR took a photo of the eyes of a “Dreamer,” one of the young undocumented immigrants who falls under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Then he turned the photo into a surface that visitors could eat off: one eye was on a table in Tecate, on the Mexican side of the border, while the other eye was on a tarp in Tecate, Calif.

At first, JR thought nobody would show up to his picnic. He wasn’t able to publicize it online, since an advance announcement would have likely resulted in a shutdown by the U.S. Border Patrol, so he had to rely on word of mouth. At 12:30 p.m., nobody was there. “I thought, Oh, maybe it’s just going to be a few of us,” he says. By 1 p.m. there were dozens, and by 2 p.m. hundreds of people had shown up to share the meal.

“The table goes through the wall, and the people eat the same food and drink the same water and listen to the same music,” JR says. “For a minute we were forgetting about it, passing salt and water and drinks as if there were no wall.”

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JR skate art customize skateboard artwork photography
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