Saturday Talks: Melissa Blanchflower on Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Serpentine Gallery

7 Jul 2018 - 3:00 PM

Saturday Talks: Melissa Blanchflower on Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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Curator, Melissa Blanchflower, 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. The Serpentine Galleries presented a major exhibition of the artists’ work, which drew upon their use of barrels to create artworks. Simultaneously, Christo presented The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park 2016 - 2018, a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine lake. 

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Christo, barrels image

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Wall of Barrels - The Iron Curtain, Rue Visconti, Paris, 1961-62

Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Jean-Dominique Lajoux
CJC web 4

CJC web 4

Dockside Package, 1961

Cologne Harbor, Germany

© 1961 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