Arab Today, arab today first ever christo exhibition opens
Last Updated : GMT 12:19:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

In his native Bulgaria

First ever Christo exhibition opens

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today First ever Christo exhibition opens

First Bulgarian Christo exhibition
Sofia - Arab Today

The first ever exhibition of avant-garde artist Christo in his native Bulgaria opened in Sofia on Monday, giving a rare insight into his spectacular wrapping projects.

Christo, 80, has not returned to Bulgaria since emigrating during communism in 1958 and settling in New York in 1964 with his wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude, who passed away in 2009.

His ongoing projects kept him away from the opening of the exhibition in the Sofia City Art Gallery.

But the world famous artist -- best known for wrapping in fabric the Reichstag in Berlin and Paris's Pont Neuf bridge -- arranged the presentation of his works personally, even if from afar, the gallery's chief curator Maria Vasileva told AFP.

The 133 prints and objects offer an overview of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's creative process down the years, covering many of their projects from the early 1960s.

Rows of black-and-white and colour lithographs with collages of cloth samples, thread, masking tape, city maps and photographs showed some of the couple's most famous projects, including the Reichstag, Pont Neuf and "surrounded islands" in Florida's Biscayne Bay.

A real red-and-yellow oil drum accompanied the presentation of works in progress, such as making a mastaba, or ancient Egyptian tomb, in Abu Dhabi from oil barrels.

Planned to be the largest sculpture in the world once complete, it will also be Christo's only permanent large-scale work.

Other photographs, sketches and prints offered a glimpse of the artist's first wrapped objects -- bottles, newspapers or payphones -- and revealed the plans behind large-scale projects that were never implemented such as the wrapped Arc de Triomphe in Paris or the Opera House in Sidney.

"We see how these spectacular projects were conceived and their path to implementation," Vasileva said.

"This exhibition is like a laboratory that shows every step of the concepts -- what ideas they had, how they were clarified, which of them were realised," she added.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Prints & Objects, runs until November 22.

The exhibition is accompanied by a program of documentaries and lectures on Christo and Jeanne-Claude's life and work.
Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 06:43 2017 Monday ,23 October

The end of Hong Kong's historic trading floor

GMT 21:23 2017 Sunday ,22 October

Sun illuminates face of Ramses II in Aswan

GMT 06:54 2017 Sunday ,22 October

Japan oil artist back to 'frozen'

GMT 15:12 2017 Friday ,20 October

Chinese artist re-creates Van Gogh

GMT 10:09 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Malabar Gold launches 3 stores

GMT 17:18 2017 Wednesday ,11 October

Ancient pools near Jerusalem set

GMT 09:22 2017 Tuesday ,10 October

Haiti looks to Benin for guidance

GMT 10:45 2017 Thursday ,05 October

Brunei marks golden jubilee in style
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today first ever christo exhibition opens Arab Today, arab today first ever christo exhibition opens

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today first ever christo exhibition opens Arab Today, arab today first ever christo exhibition opens

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation
Arab Today, arab today Italy regions back 'big bang' autonomy

GMT 07:10 2017 Monday ,23 October

Italy regions back 'big bang' autonomy
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Syrian children die of hunger

GMT 19:25 2017 Sunday ,22 October

Syrian children die of hunger
Arab Today, arab today Maltese demand justice for murdered

GMT 06:08 2017 Monday ,23 October

Maltese demand justice for murdered
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today World's deepest lake in peril

GMT 15:54 2017 Friday ,20 October

World's deepest lake in peril
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 16:07 2017 Friday ,20 October

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Tesla to build wholly-owned plant

GMT 07:55 2017 Monday ,23 October

Tesla to build wholly-owned plant
Arab Today, arab today EU raids automaker BMW

GMT 11:06 2017 Saturday ,21 October

EU raids automaker BMW
Arab Today, arab today Rogina happy for reactions to “The Flood”

GMT 09:30 2017 Friday ,20 October

Rogina happy for reactions to “The Flood”
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race

GMT 08:15 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 06:07 2017 Sunday ,22 October

15,000 Under Fives Die

GMT 12:54 2017 Saturday ,21 October

Malaysia Airlines picks new CEO

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday