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ESSAYS, TEXTS, AND COMMENTARIES



Additional materials are being held on Reserve in both the Art & Architecture and Meyer libraries for the duration of the visit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.


BY CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE


Most Common Errors. Many informational errors have been made regarding the Christos. In this commentary the artists identify and comment on these errors, often with a note of humor.

How to Read the Art Works. The Christos deliver a brief contextual guide to the interpretation of their works.

Wrapped Reichstag. Provides a basic informational overview of the project.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Biography. Includes a chronological listing of the projects from 1961 to the present.


CRITICAL ESSAYS



The Freedom to be Christo. By Albert Elsen. From: Christo. Sydney: The John Kaldor Art Project; Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1990. Elsen examines the Christos' art in terms of its considerable beauty, its neccessary connectivity with the public, and the temporary nature of the installations.

The Real and the Revealed. By Anthony Bond. From: Christo. Sydney: The John Kaldor Art Project; Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1990. By exploring the artists' use of fabric to conceal, yet reveal, form, structure, and perhaps desire, Bond situates the Christos' work within the tradition of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Henry Moore.


PERSONAL COMMENTARIES



Working on a Christo and Jeanne-Claude Project. By Thomas Golden. Golden has worked with the Christos since the Running Fence project, served as Project Mangager for The Umbrellas, Japan - U.S.A., 1984-91, and is currently Project Manager for Over the River, Project for The Arkansas River, Colorado (in progress).

All Wrapped Up: Christo Conquers the Reichstag. By Ursula Kolmstetter. Kolmstetter served as one of the Monitors who circulated throughout the crowds of visitors present during the wrapping of the Reichstag in the summer of 1995, answering questions about the project and the Christos' work.

Confessions of a Christo and Jeanne-Claude Groupie. By Jok Church. This personal reminiscence by Church of his experiences during the Running Fence project reveals the personal joy, exhilaration, and sense of activism often felt by those who work on or witness the Christos' projects.

Reichstag Memories. By John Weber. Weber, a former resident of Berlin, returned to visit the city in order to witness the wrapping of the Reichstag. An artist, museum educator, and museum curator, he describes the wrapping's artistic and political import.



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