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Christo and Jeanne-Claude Projects | The Umbrellas

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Projects | The Umbrellas | outdoorinstallations | Scoop.it

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

 

Christo met Jeanne-Claude in 1958 in Paris. The two artists share similar artistic visions and have worked together on many projects including “The Umbrellas” installation in Japan and the United States. According to the artists, “The Umbrellas, free standing dynamic modules, reflected the availability of the land in each valley, creating an invitational inner space, as houses without walls, or temporary settlements and related to the ephemeral character of the work of art.” Each umbrella was 19 feet 8 inches high and 26 feet 5 inches across. The installation span 12 miles in Japan and 18 miles in the USA. The umbrellas were spread out creatively among the spaces. The installations were installed in 1991 by over 1,800 workers and included 3,100 umbrellas.


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Doris Salcedo: Istanbul

Doris Salcedo: Istanbul | outdoorinstallations | Scoop.it

Doris Salcedo's Istanbul takes aim at the artist's idea of war. Commemorative of mass graves, the artist filled an empty space between two buildings in central Istanbul with 1,550  wooden chairs. The chairs are meant to signify not only the absence of humanity, but also a connection with humanity. 

 

Taking aim at war in general, the work makes a visual impact on the viewer both in scale and aesthetics. The site isn't necessarily visually pleasing, but it creates a heaviness in visual weight and conceptual weight. The artist intends the work to create an individual experience, as well as a collective glimpse into chaos and absence, two effects of wartime violence.


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