The show at the Pompidou Center demonstrates that the artists’ reputation as “ephemeral architects” or “temporary monument” makers is incomplete, if not altogether incorrect.
A new documentary reveals the passion and labor that went into creating artworks that look too fantastical to be true.
At Doc NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival, directors examine the lives and works of artists Barbara Rubin, Jay Maisel, and Christo.
Christo’s giant floating sculpture, “The London Mastaba,” sits on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park as tourists on paddle boats circle around.
“Over the River” was never about the sculpture, it was about the attempt.
Christo has abandoned a project that he and his late collaborator and wife Jeanne-Claude spent decades fighting for, ostensibly as a protest against President Donald Trump.
On Change.org, Luis Camnitzer is asking the President-elect to turn his proposed border wall with Mexico into a piece by Christo.
SULZANO, Italy — I decided to make the journey from my home in Rome to Sulzano in northern Italy to judge the merits and pitfalls of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “Floating Piers” — an almost two-mile long floating walkway situated on Lake Iseo — for myself.
Ten years ago, the Morgan Library & Museum decided it was time to bring its collection up to speed on the art of drawing in the 20th and 21st centuries — a daunting task in itself, and even more improbable in the face of a superheated, late-capitalist art market: at the feast of the trophy-eaters, would the museum be forced to content itself with scraps?
It looks like artist Christo may soon be “hanging those sheets over the river,” as a federal judge once described a proposed art project in southern Colorado that has stirred much debate.
A Colorado district court judge has ruled in Christo’s favor in one of the lawsuits facing his controversial “Over the River” (OTR) project. Work on the piece, which would involve suspending a canopy of shiny, polypropylene fabric over a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River for two weeks, has been on indefinite hold thanks to a court order issued last fall.
Recently installed in the Gasometer in Germany, Christo’s “Big Air Package” is an ethereal inflatable sculpture. Longtime collaborate and photographer Wolfgang Volz conveyed the experience of being inside: “It is very difficult to describe. I am not a religious person, but should I ever make it to heaven, being inside the ‘Big Air Package’ is what I would think it is like in heaven.”