4 Jul 2020

Wrap artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude

From Saturday Morning, 11:40 am on 4 July 2020

Christo, the Bulgarian-born conceptual artist best known for wrapping large and unlikely things died at the end of May.

He worked for much of his career with partner Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon (Jeanne-Claude).

The duo created large-scale, site-specific public artworks - The Reichstag, the Pont Neuf, whole islands, and the gates in New York City's Central Park were among their fabric and plastic-clad subjects.

The logistical challenges they faced in turning their visions into reality- all the planning meetings and the public consultations and the red tape- in a sense all these became part of their artwork too.

Curator and art historian Mary Kisler will examine their art and his legacy.