While many museums remain shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are now reopening as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude met in Paris in 1958, where they lived for six years before departing for New York. This exhibition, which opens just over a month after Christo’s death at the age of 84, considers how the pair’s artworks from this formative period prefigured their later large-scale works. It also tells the decade-long story of the only major public project they completed for Paris in their lifetimes: wrapping the Pont Neuf entirely in fabric (1975–85). The exhibition, which runs from 1 July to 19 October, is a prelude to the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe – a lifelong ambition of Christo’s, which will be realised in September. Find out more from the Centre Pompidou’s website; you can also read Claire Barliant’s interview with Christo from the March 2020 issue of Apollo here.
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