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THE ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE PRESENTS
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
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 www.christojeanneclaude.net.
(If you haven't heard them speak in public... it is a pretty interesting 'process'...)
Please join us at Abaton Garage as we wind up our 2004 season with My First 1000 Wrenches, an installation by Bill Schwarz. The opening reception takes place Saturday, October 30th, 4-8pm. Refreshments will be served, as well as live music by avant-garde jazz/blues singer Devorah Day and psychedelic band Pothole Skinny.
For directions to the gallery, please visit our site: www.abatongarage.com. For more information, contact Mark Dagley or Lauri Bortz at Abaton Book Company, abatonbook company, 201-369-1591.
Abaton Garage is open by appointment through December 6th. After that, we'll close down for the winter and re-open in May '05 with an exhibition by Amy Wilson.
CREATIVE TIME PRESENTS
JENNY HOLZER: FOR NEW YORK CITY
(don't forget to look up)