Turin, an exhibition on Christo and Jeanne-Claude's projects at Miradolo Castle

From Oct. 15, 2022 to May 1, 2023, the Castello di Miradolo in Turin will dedicate an exhibition to Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the visionary couple of Nouveau Réalisme.

The work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, one of the great couples in art history, is presented one year after the death of Christo Vladimirov Javacheff in an exhibition that the Cosso Foundation is organizing at the Castello di Miradolo (in San Secondo di Pinerolo, Turin), dedicated precisely to the visionary couple who revolutionized the way the work of art and its process of creation are conceived. Entitled Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects, the exhibition runs from Oct. 15, 2022 to May 1, 2023, and exhibits projects, maquettes, photographs and videos of their famous performances and installations, along with some of the works that influenced their artistic production and thinking.

Curated by Francesco Poli, Paolo Repetto and Roberto Galimberti, with the general coordination of Paola Eynard, the exhibition will present about sixty works, including projects and maquettes (mixed media on cardboard applied on wood of various sizes), accompanied by an extensive photographic section designed in collaboration with the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation in New York and projections of some video-documents of their realization: fromAir Packaging at Documenta in Kassel (1968), an inflatable plastic structure about 85 meters high, to Mastaba (1977-2018), the monumental work on Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park consisting of 7.506 barrels painted and stacked on top of each other to form a floating truncated pyramid. From Valley Curtain (1970/72) the 380-meter curtain that colored the Rifle valley in Colorado orange, to The floating Piers, the 4.5-kilometer walkway over Lake Iseo (2016). Then there is Surrounded Island (1980/83), which surrounded the islands of Biscayne Bay in Miami with a fuchsia polypropylene belt; Over the river (1992-2017, unrealized); The Umbrellas (1984/91); The gates (2004/05), the 30-kilometer “arcade” walkway that spanned New York’s Central Park; Running fence (1976); Pont Neuf (1985), the packing of the oldest oldest bridge in Paris, and the packing of the Reichstag (1995) in Berlin with a silver fabric.

This central core is flanked by two large sections. The first is devoted to Nouveau réalisme, an important Parisian movement of the 1960s/70s, with works by César, Klein, Spoerri, Rotella, Arman, and Raysse, in which the young Christo participated by making his first packagings. The second section focuses attention on the vast international movement of Land Art, a current that originated in the United States and has been joined by many “art experiences” in the European and international spheres that see man’s relationship with nature and the landscape as the focus of their reflection and action: historic works by Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Andy Goldsworthy, Ólafur Elíasson, Giuseppe Penone, Germano Olivotto, Gianfranco Gorgoni’s original photos of land art “manifesto works” by Walter De Maria, Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, Dennis Oppenheim and James Turrell.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an unprecedented sound installation by the Avant- dernière pensée project that will run along the exhibition route. In the rooms and in the Park, parallel to the exhibition, the project From a meter down will be developed, as usual: an educational path for visitors of all ages to learn, with the tools of play, to observe works of art and the reality that surrounds us. For all information you can visit the Cosso Foundation website.

Image: Christo and Jeanne-Claude during The Gates, New York City, February 2005. Photo by Wolfgang Volz © 2005 Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation.

Turin, an exhibition on Christo and Jeanne-Claude's projects at Miradolo Castle
Turin, an exhibition on Christo and Jeanne-Claude's projects at Miradolo Castle

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