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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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Christo

b. 1935, Bulgaria

Born on the same day in 1935 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria and Casablanca, Morocco respectively, Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude, who died in 2009, began their collaboration in 1961 with their first outdoor temporary work Stacked Oil Barrels and Dockside Packages, Cologne Harbor (1961). A selection of their many celebrated public projects include Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida (1980–1983); Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia (1968–1969); Valley Curtain, Grand Hogback, Rifle, Colorado (1970–1972); Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California (1972–1976); Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin (1971–1995); The Gates, Central Park, New York City (1979–2005); and more recently The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy (2014–2016) and The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park (2016–2018).

All of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s projects are free and open to public, and are paid for through the sale of Christo’s original works of art. This process has allowed the artists full creative control and to freely pursue their singular aesthetic vision. Though they comprise an expansive array of materials and have occurred in diverse places around the world, all of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s projects share a common impermanence—re-envisioning their environment, allowing viewers to see spaces with a new consciousness that lasts long after the work of art is removed.

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Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Christo, Christo at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
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20 April–4 November 2018 Christo Christo Galerie Gmurzynska, Paradelplatz 2

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Encountering Christo’s Massive Sculpture on the Serpentine Lake Related Press Encountering Christo’s Massive Sculpture on the Serpentine Lake Hyperallergic : 9 July 2018

LONDON—In one sense, The London Mastaba, a temporary floating sculpture by Christo newly installed in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake, is about nothing. Like much of Christo’s work it is purely a visual phenomenon meant to be experienced, as opposed to a vessel by which to communicate layers of meaning or an agenda, and much of the accompanying...

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Christo on his monumental floating sculpture for Serpentine Lake Related Press Christo on his monumental floating sculpture for Serpentine Lake Wallpaper* : 22 June 2018

An 83-year-old Christo was late to our interview in February. He was busy traipsing across Kensington Gardens, battling sideways rain, scouting potential locations for The London Mastaba, which was officially unveiled this week in Hyde Park.

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Christo’s Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats. Related Press Christo’s Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats. The New York Times : 18 June 2018

Wearing a hard hat and a cargo jacket, the artist Christo stood on a platform looking over the Serpentine lake one April morning and watched his latest creation come to life. As ducks glided across the water, men in orange jumpsuits began assembling the installation, a crane hovering above their heads.The London Mastaba, Christo's first major...

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Christo: Alone but undaunted Related Press Christo: Alone but undaunted The Art Newspaper : 18 June 2018

The Art Newspaper: The Serpentine Mastaba is your first major sculpture in the UK. What is so special about this form?Christo: Mastaba is an old word coming from the first urban civilisation 7,000 years ago, when people moved from the countryside to mud houses in Mesopotamia, which today is Iraq. When for the first time archaeologists discovered...

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