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Wrapped reichstag

  1. 1. Wrapped Reichstag<br />
  2. 2. The Artists<br />Christo and Jeanne-Claude <br />works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin, Pont-Neufbridge in Paris, 24-mile-long artwork called Running Fence in Sonoma and The Gates in New York City's Central Park.<br />Flew in separate planes: in case one crashed, the other could continue their work.<br />This shows their passion for art<br />
  3. 3. Running Fence in Sonoma<br />Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris<br />The Gates in New York City's Central Park<br />
  4. 4. The Artists<br />Jeanne-Claude died, aged 74, on November 18, 2009, from complications of a brain aneurysm<br />Artists have denied that their projects contain any deeper meaning than their immediate aesthetic impact. <br />They wanted to create works of art or joy and beauty and to create new ways of seeing familiar landscapes<br />Art critic David Bourdon has described Christo's wrappings as a "revelation through concealment." <br />
  5. 5. About Wrapped Reichstag<br />Convinced elected Members of Parliament, going from office to office, writing explanatory letters to each of the 662 delegates and innumerable telephone calls and negotiations. <br />25 February 1995 after a 70 minute debate at the Parliament and a Roll Call vote, the Bundestag allowed the project to go ahead.<br />The result of the roll call vote was: 292 in favor, 223 against and 9 abstentions.<br />
  6. 6. About Reichstag<br />Built in 1894, burned in 1933, almost destroyed in 1945, it was restored in the sixties, but the Reichstag always remained the symbol of Democracy.<br />
  7. 7. About Wrapped Reichstag<br />More than 100,000 m2 of fireproof polypropylene fabric, covered by an aluminumlayer<br />15 km of rope were needed<br />Wrapping began on 17 June 1995 and was finished on 24 June. <br />The spectacle was seen by five million visitors before the unveiling began on 7 July<br />It was wrapped for 11 days. After that, the materials were taken down and were recycled<br />
  8. 8. About Wrapped Reichstag<br />Total perimeter: 1,520.3 ft / 463.4 m<br />The Materials<br />Length of yarn used for weaving: 48,836 miles / 70,546 km manufactured by Bremer Woll-Kammerei, Bremen, Germany<br />Silver polypropylene fabric (fire-retardant B1): 119,603 sq yd / 100,000 sq m woven by Schilgen, Emsdetten, Germany<br />Total weight of fabric: 135,582 lbs / 61,500 kg<br />
  9. 9. Describing Wrapped Reichstag<br />A building wrapped in a white fabric<br />Sewn according to the architecture of Reichstag<br />In Berlin, Germany<br />Roads surrounding the building, and many houses too, and its architecture, its intricate design of the building stands out above the building around it.<br />
  10. 10. Analysis of Wrapped Reichstag<br />Its blue rope and white cloth showed Democracy, as blue represents happiness while white represents peace<br />Its innovative, out-of-the-world design encourages a new perspective of art, and allows people to boldly create pieces of art<br />The sieves made by the fabric gives us an impression of curtains being drawn , covering the inside and the outside from both perspectives<br />
  11. 11. Interpretion of Wrapped Reichstag<br />Convey the message of what will it be like, if the building was not restored when it was severly burned, and was taken down instead.<br />Play with the human mind, curiosity and emotions<br />When wrapped, people tend to wonder about the building before it was covered, as many took for granted with what they have. <br />People will not take too much notice of it, nor pay attention to its details of the building, as they thought it will always be there for viewing. <br />However, when wrapped, people will try to recall the image of Reichstag, but it was futile as they realise that they did not pay close attention and appreciate the building before.<br />
  12. 12. Interpretation of Wrapped Reichstag<br />The art also play with our emotions. When covered, we would wow people, and be impressed with the artwork.<br />When it came to wondering what the building looks like before, we would be frustrated, curious and it spurs our imagination<br />It also reflects on the human mind, where everything is blank, white, when we are clueless about something, as though it had vanished<br />
  13. 13. Interpretion of Wrapped Reichstag<br />In a nutshell, it conceals the known appearance of them, blocking our linkage between sight and memory, testing our conceptualisation of known object<br />For a more general meaning, it conveys the message that people should not take what they have for granted<br />
  14. 14. Evaluation of Wrapped Reichstag<br />Passion for art can take you everywhere, which is shown from this 24 year project for the couple. <br />Spur us to think big, do big.<br />It captivates our interest, and our many emotions were surfaced in us all at the same time, impressed, curiosity, frustration (please add more emotions, just any) and many more<br />
  15. 15. I like this art work<br />Unique, out of the world<br />Tests memory skills, brings out many different emotions at the same time<br />A very important message shown that we should not take things for granted and should always appreciate things first before it vanishes<br />