Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Two Works in Progress
The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City
Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado

Thursday, November 4
6:30 p.m.
The Great Hall, Cooper Union

Oftentimes only by disrupting space are we able to see it in a new light. Since the late 1950s, the large-scale art installations of Christo and Jeanne-Claude have forced onlookers to constantly reevaluate the surrounding environment. Past projects include the wrapping of the Pont Neuf in Paris (1985) and the Reichstag in Berlin (1995) as well as a host of other projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. One of their current projects, The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City, is slated to open in February 2005 when 7500 saffron fabric panels will be unfurled from vinyl poles 16 feet in height throughout 23 miles of the park. Christo and Jeanne-Claude pay for the expense of all their projects through the sale of original work; they accept no sponsors. For more information about the artist please visit their website

(If you haven't heard them speak in public... it is a pretty interesting 'process'...)

- selma 10-30-2004 2:20 am

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