Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Address: Unter den Linden 5 / 10117 Berlin / Germany
Date: May 6 - August 17, 2020
Time: Friday through Monday & Wednesday: 11 am - 6 pm, Thursday: 11 am - 9 pm, Tuesday: closed
All of the projects are made possible exclusively through sales of preliminary studies, drawings, collages, original lithographs, and editions. Christo and Jeanne-Claude do not accept any kind of funding, neither from public nor private sources.
Christo’s drawings are much more than just sketches of ideas, drafts, or construction instructions. They bear a very individual signature in their lines, hatchings, lighting, and coloring. In addition, the collaged plans, materials, fabrics, and photographs, and the identical acrylic glass covers, make them unmistakable, even unique. And they show what a great draftsman Christo is.
In addition, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s projects aim to raise awareness of social and historical processes through veiling. In particular, the transformation of the parliament building in reunified Berlin in 1995 hit the nerve of the time. More than five million visitors from all over the world came to see it. And as always, the effect on the audience was peaceful, cheerful, almost euphoric. The art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude has no claim to permanence. Rather, it thrives on the appeal of unrepeatable eventfulness.