Saturday Talks: Joseph Constable on Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Serpentine Gallery

4 Aug 2018 - 3:00 PM

Saturday Talks: Joseph Constable on Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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Assistant curator, Joseph Constable, leads a tour of Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba (1958–2018). BSL interpretation is available on request for all our Saturday Talks. Visit our BSL page for more information. 

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude are celebrated for their ambitious sculptural works that intervene in urban and natural landscapes around the world and temporarily alter both the physical form and visual appearances of sites. This summer, in the heart of London, the Serpentine Galleries presents a major exhibition of their work, which draws on the artists’ history of barrel artworks. Simultaneously, Christo will present The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake), a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine lake.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018

19 Jun 2018 to 9 Sep 2018

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are celebrated for their ambitious sculptural works that intervene in urban and natural landscapes around the world and temporarily alter both the physical form and visual appearances of sites. This summer, in the heart of London, the Serpentine Galleries presents a major exhibition of the artists’ work, which draws upon their use of barrels to create artworks. Simultaneously, Christo will present The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake), a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine lake. 

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Christo, wrapped cans

Christo

Wrapped Cans (Group of seven) 1958

2 wrapped cans, each: 12.5 x 10.5 cm; 4 black cans, each: 12 x 10 cm; 1 painted can: 12.5 x 10.5 cm; rope, lacquered canvas and paint

Courtesy of the artist

© 1958 Christo

Christo, The Mastaba image 1

Christo

The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake)

Collage 2018: 43.1 x 55.9

Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, colour photograph by Wolfgang Volz, map, technical data, mylar and tape

Private Collection, Switzerland.

© 2018 Christo

CJC web 2

Wrapped Oil Barrels, 1958-59

Group of eighteen barrels, four wrapped

Wrapped barrels: two: 62 x 36.5 cm, one: 64 x 36.5 cm, one: 60 x 36.5 cm,

Fabric, steel wire, lacquer, paint, and oil barrels

Photo: Wolfgang Volz