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CHRISTO

[1935 - 2020]

The Umbrellas, Joint Project for Japan and U.S.A. (Blue) [1990]

  • pencil, charcoal, photograph, pastel, crayon, enamel paint, technical data, map, fabric sample, tape 228.6×106.6cm, 228.6×50.8cm

The Umbrellas, Joint Project for Japan and U.S.A. (Yellow) [1990]

  • pencil, charcoal, photograph, pastel, crayon, enamel paint, technical data, fabric sample, map 38.0×244.0cm, 106.6×244.0cm

Package [1961]

  • fabric, rope, board 75.0×60.0×20.0cm

[Audio Guide]

As is suggested by the work’s title of “Package,” something has been wrapped in cloth and tied with string. The contents of the package are unknown. The fabric follows the contours of the object within, and the twine is irregular due to the object’s uneven shape. Not knowing what lies inside makes this a mysterious piece. By rejecting the gaze of the viewer, this is precisely what causes us to wonder what is inside and excites our sense of curiosity. Amid our everyday lives there are things that we don’t pay any special attention to, and by hiding them, shifting the context, accumulating them to excess, etc., they are bestowed with a different significance, and transformed to be viewed as an art object. There are several artists like Christo and others of his generation that use this mode of expression, in which every single thing is to be appreciated, and given the privilege of being talked about.

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