During the last few months, the world health situation being what we know and the very complicated travel arrangements, we have of course only been able to visit a few rare exhibitions, many galleries and most museums being either closed or with very restricted access.
Here is a brief presentation of the three exhibitions we were able to visit, in Paris, Cannes and Nantes.
We hope that the situation will gradually improve and that, in a few months, we will be able to revive our passion!
From July 7, 2020 to Octobre 19, 2020. « Christo et Jeanne-Claude. Paris ! »
major exhibition devoted to Christo and Jeanne-Claude traces their
Parisian period, between 1958 and 1964, as well as the history of the
project The Pont-Neuf Wrapped [Le Pont-Neuf empaque-té], Paris,
1975-1985. It is a preview of the project L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped
(Project for Paris, Place de l'Étoile - Charles De Gaulle).
seven years spent in the capital are essential for the evolution of
Christo’s work. He freed him-self from the surface of the painting,
packed everyday objects and worked out temporaire works in public space.
He also began to give a monumental dimension to his works by designing
different pro-jects for the city. The first part of the exhibition
presents around 80 works created in 1958, when Christo and Jeanne-Claude
met, until 1964, when the artists settled permanently in New York. The
second part gives an account of all the stages of the project leading to
the realization of the monumen-tal work The Pont-Neuf Wrapped, Paris,
1975-1985, with the presentation of about 300 pieces, in-cluding
original drawings and collages, a model, photographs, archival
documents, studies and engi-neering elements resulting from the
The exhibition also includes the screening of the
film «Christo in Paris» (1990) by Albert and David Maysles, which
retraces the ten years devoted by Christo and Jeanne-Claude to the
project The Pont-Neuf Wrapped and evokes the biography of this
exceptional couple, whose joint work has given rise to some of the most
spectacular works in the art history of the 20th and 21st centuries.
hope that you have been able to or will be able to visit this beautiful
exhibition which will be finished on October 19, 2020!