Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, diesNEW YORK (AP) - Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84. His death was announced on Twitter and the artist's web page. No cause of death was given. Along with late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists' careers were defined by their ambitious art projects that quickly disappeared soon after they were erected. In 2005, he installed more than 7,500 vinyl gates in New York's Central Park and and wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin in fabric with an aluminum sheen in 1995. Their $26 million Umbrellas project erected 1,340 blue umbrellas installed in Japan and 1,760 blue umbrellas in Southern California in 1991. The statement said the artist's next project, L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, is slated to appear in September in Paris as planned. An exhibition about Christo and Jeanne-Claude's work is also scheduled to run from July through October at the Centre Georges Pompidou. "Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it," his office said in a statement. "Christo and Jeanne-Claude's artwork brought people together in shared experiences across the globe, and their work lives on in our hearts and memories." Born in Bulgaria in 1935, Christo Vladimirov Javacheff studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia before moving to Prague in 1957, then Vienna, then Geneva. It was in Paris in 1958 where he met Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon. They were born on the same day (June 13) in the same year (1935), and, according to him, "In the same moment" and would become partners in life and art. Christo was already wrapping smaller found objects, like cars and furniture. After he met Jeanne-Claude, their scale broadened. Within three years they were working together on an installation of oil drums and tarp on the...
Artist Dina Kelberman's newest exhibition features images of compulsive habits found in the Internet Archive - Internet Archive BlogsA project by Dina Kelberman presented by Dazibao and broadcasted in partnership with the Internet Archive Kelberman’s practice is one of obsessive collection and organization converted by a perfectionism that provokes interminable repetitions. Though her images are often sourced from the Internet, the artist doesn’t work within the random and fragmented semiotics of that medium. […]1
The 2020 Better Days ExhibitionWe can only hope for better days ahead--days that we are with friends and family again, days spent in beauty, days with the freedom to roam, or dine, or touch one another. Thank you for sharing you version of what we are missing. And in the meantime, stay safe.