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Slides of the 2nd lesson of the Course of site specific Public Art, Politecnico di Milano, Campus Piacenza-School of Architecture and Society

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  • 1. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2 FOUNDATION: PUBLIC ART AS AN OPEN FIELD ? The work of Christo and Jeanne Claude 1 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 2. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2 PRESENTATION OF THE COURSE Instructions to follow the course: -blog art-as-playground.blogspot.com Facebook group: publicartpiacenza #publicartpiacenza I send you a reading in pdf format. This is my adress: ornellacostanzopolipc@gmail.com 2 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 3. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2 BEST KNOWN AND CONTROVERSIAL ARTWORKS BY CHRISTO AND JEANNE CLAUDE -Valley Curtain stretched 1,250 feet across a valley in Rifle, Colorado; -Wrapped Coast covered a mile and a half of Australian coastline with a million square feet of fabric; - The Umbrellas deployed 3,100 umbrellas set in Japan and California, each nearly twenty feet tall; -Surrounded Islands encircled eleven islands in Biscayne Bay, Florida with six and a half million square feet of bright pink fabric; - Wrapped Reichstag enveloped the entire German parliament in shimmering silver fabric. -The last famous work was The Gates in Central Park. 3 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 4. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2 BEST KNOWN AND CONTROVERSIAL ARTWORKS BY CHRISTO AND JEANNE CLAUDE- characteristics -Their artworks are process-oriented events not self contained events. - Many aspects of the project are well choreographed and theyre part of the artwork itself. Such as -the long courtship of the landowners, local citizens and government officials, from whom the artists need approval; -their exhaustive study of the environment or landscape where they want to work on; -all impact studies; -the ritual-like movements of the workers who install the artwork; -the photographic and video documentation of the building of the piece; 4 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 5. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-THE WRAPPED COAST- AUSTRALIA- 1969 - Little Bay, property of Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney. Wrapped area: 2.4 kilometers long, 46 to 244 meters wide 26 meters high 92,000 sq metres of erosion-control fabric 56 km of polipropylene rope 25,000 clips and studs to secure the rope to rocks 15 pro climbers 110 workers Duration of the artwork: 10 weeks 5 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 6. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-THE WRAPPED COAST- AUSTRALIA- 1969 - http://www.christojeannec http://www.christojeannec 6 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 7. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-OVER THE RIVER – COLORADO ( U.S.A.) work in progress - 5,9 miles of silver, luminous fabric panels over the river Arkansas on 42 miles stretched river route http://www.christojeanne 7 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 8. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-OVER THE RIVER – COLORADO ( U.S.A.) work in progress - http://www.christojeanneclaude http://www.christojeanneclaude 8 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 9. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-VALLEY CURTAIN– 1971 COLORADO ( U.S.A.) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqU 9 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 10. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-THE UMBRELLAS– 1991 CALIFORNIA ( U.S.A.) AND JAPAN (18 days) - 3,100 umbrellas; 19 km long valley in Japan and 26 km lon valley in Califiornia; fabric, aluminum super-structure, steel frame bases, anchors, wooden base supports, bags and molded base covers. Japan: 459 private landowners and governmental agencies USA: 25 private landowners as well as governmental agencies. 10 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 11. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-THE UMBRELLAS– 1991 CALIFORNIA ( U.S.A.) AND JAPAN - http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=wiagfGqs2Yc 11 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 12. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-SURROUNDED ISLANDS– 1983 MIAMI, FLORIDA ( U.S.A.) - flamingo pink floating fabric surrounded the islands; 2 weeks duration 11km wrapping total area Workers: marine biologist , ornithologists, mammal expert , marine engineer , four consulting engineers, and builder-contractor 12 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 13. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-THE RUNNING FENCE– 1976 SAN FRANCISCO TO BODEGA BAY,CALIFORNIA ( U.S.A.) duration 14 days - 5 mt high 39 km long from Freeway 101 to the Ocean 59 private properties crossed 42 months of work 200,000 sq metres of woven white nylon fabric 2050 steel poles in the ground 14,000 earth anchores 2,050 fabric panels 350,000 hooks 13 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 14. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-THE RUNNING FENCE– 1976 SAN FRANCISCO TO BODEGA BAY,CALIFORNIA ( U.S.A.) duration 14 days - http://www.youtube.co m/watch? v=S1ta0NaacfY&featur e=related 14 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 15. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-THE PONT NEUF WRAPPED–1985- PARIS (duration 14 days) - 300 professional workers; 41,000 sq mt of woven polyamide fabric,silky and golden coloured; 13 km of ropes; 12 tons of steel chains; http://www.youtube.co m/watch? v=b_6iZX1j4oo 15 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 16. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-THE GATES–2005- CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK (duration 16 days) - 7,503 fabric panels 37 km of walkways 600 workers employed for installing 300 workers for the removal 2,13 mt high above the ground 3,64 mt interval between each one http://www.youtube.c om/watch? v=I7DLyUIsrc0 16 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  • 17. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #2Christo and Jeanne Claude-THE WRAPPED REICHSTAG- 1995- BERLIN (duration 14 days) - -to educate the public -constant negotiations with public ( private, state, ecc) -process-oriented events - self-financed -Ephemeral nature of the work -Expression of artistic freedom - aesthetic and poetic role of art in life - use of fabric as color -Involvement of workers (i.e. unemplyed people) in the phasis of the work -By a negative process when they borrow landscapes, they emphasize them, stressing the lack, the disappearance -enhance a landscape or monument “invisible” at our sight 17 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society

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