CHRISTO & JEANNE-CLAUDE
Christo and Jeanne-Claude to give lecture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Internationally renowned avant-garde artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will present a special public lecture about key aspects of their impressive art projects.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude's names are synonymous with art on a vast scale. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s many celebrated art projects over almost five decades include Wrapped Coast Little Bay, Australia (1968-69), Running fence, California (1972-76), The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris (1975-85), Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin (1971-91) and, most recently The Gates, Central Park NY (1979-2005).
Bulgarian-born, American artist Christo and French-born, American artist Jeanne-Claude have had a long association with Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The artists first came to Australia in 1969, with the support of John Kaldor, to mount their large-scale and controversial work Wrapped Coast Little Bay. Twenty-one years later in 1990, the Art Gallery presented a major exhibition of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's oeuvre. The Gallery currently holds a number of significant works by the artists in its contemporary art collection.
The artists will discuss Over the river: Project for the Arkansas River, Colorado, and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates.
This talk provides a rare opportunity to gain fresh insights into the art of two of the world’s most respected and critically acclaimed artists.