Internationally-renowned artist Christo will discuss the large-scale, ephemeral public works he created with his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude, over the course of a monumental career that spans six decades. Christo will impart personal insights into the fascinating story behind Surrounded Islands (1980–1983), taking questions from the audience. After the discussion, Christo will sign books and posters, available for purchase from PAMM Shop.
Christo (b. 1935, Gabrovo, Bulgaria; lives in New York) and Jeanne-Claude (b. 1935, Casablanca, Morocco; d. 2009, New York) are among the most celebrated artists of our time. Major outdoor projects include The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016–18; The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014–16; The Gates, Central Park, New York City, USA, 1979–2005; Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 1971–95; The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, France, 1975–85; Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972–76; and Wrapped Coast, Sydney, Australia, 1968–69. Exhibitions of the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude have been presented internationally at dozens of venues including, most recently, Serpentine Galleries, London; ING, Brussels, Belgium; Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France; and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, California.