With over 150 exhibits comprising the artists’ original preparatory studies, drawings and collages, complemented by scale-models, photos of the finished projects, videos, and films, “Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Water Projects” presents a chronological display of the artists’ monumental works since the early Sixties and illustrates, across the large museum rooms, their seven Water Projects, from Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968-1969 to The Floating Piers, Project for Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16. The exhibition aims at presenting the projects within a historical framework, contextualizing their evolution, from 1961 to the present day, illustrating the artists’ water-related works in their different stages of realization, from the first concept sketches, to the drawings, collages and models that follow, all the way to the actual realization of the work documented in the form of photos and videos.
The exhibition will also include an informative and interactive section opening in June, documenting the Lake Iseo environmental art project in the making; in this section viewers will have the chance to see video projections and a display of materials (also virtual) by the artist, all related to the project’s realization process, alongside a live streaming of photos and videos posted by the viewers visiting the installation on the Lake.
7 April – 18 September 2016
Christo and Jeanne-Claude – Water Projects
Curator: Germano Celant
Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia
18 June – 3 July 2016
The Floating Piers