Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Saturday May 14  | July 17, 2022 
Organizers: Proa Foundation - Estate of Christo V. Javacheff - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Atchugarry
Curator: Lorenza Giovanelli
Author: Jorge Helft
Sponsors: Tenaris - Ternium
General Coordination: Mayra Nicole Zolezzi - Cecilia Jaime

The retrospective exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude presents an exhaustive fundamental territory of concepts and images to appreciate the art of the second half of the twentieth century. The appropriation of public property, wrapping monuments and transforming the natural space with their interventions brings us closer to one of the most relevant trends in artistic practice.

The set forms a new and untold gaze of the landscape and the last art tendencies. Since their beginnings in 1958 with the first interventions propositions and evolving through the big scale public projects -which purpose is the art itself, in the artist’s word- the retrospective gathers the early pieces of art, named Early Works till their last projects. The group of documentary photographs and the artists' presence during the realization of their interventions in a documentary selection contribute to an extensive and deep scene to the exhibition.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s presence in our country is known since Di Tella’s times when the art critique Pierre Restany, invited to participate as the award jury of 1964 and frequent visitor of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, lecture about the art’s new trends of that period included the Nouveau Réalisme of which both artists were part. 

In april 1995, the main precedent of the artists’ presence in Argentina was placed in the Federico Jorge Klemm Gallery of Buenos Aires, that realized the first Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s exhibition with 26 pieces of art containing projects, drawings, registration photographs and intervened litographs . Some of them belonging to the Klemm’s Collection are included.

Lorenza Giovanelli’s selection responds to the will to reflect the different stages of the artistic life of Christo and Jeanne-Claude based on a series of documents that are representative of the magnitude of its facilities, for visitors from South America.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude is organized by Fundación Proa with the collaboration of the Estate of Christo V. Javacheff and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Atchugarry. It´s sponsored by Tenaris - Ternium.

© de las obras, [2022] Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation

Christo y Jeanne-Claude

Organized by
Fundación Proa - Estate of Christo V. Javacheff - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Atchugarry 

Lorenza Giovanelli

Jorge Helft

Tenaris - Ternium

Estate of Christo V. Javacheff
Federico J. Klemm Foundation

Christo y Jeanne-Claude

General coordination

Mayra Nicole Zolezzi - Cecilia Jaime

Image design
Mila Fiuza - Guillermo Goldschimidt

Teresa Gowland - Maria Tahier

Exhibition design
Paul Zafferer

Jorge Pastorino

Ananda Rigoni Aller - Ana Clara Giannini - Alba Rodríguez Arranz 

Noemí Aira - Rosario García Martínez - Sonia Gugolj 

Julia González Narvarte - Melina Herrero - Pilar Victorio

Assembly team
Florencia Cassini - Santiago Contin - Francisco Donnerstag - Renzo Longobucco - Santiago Migliavacca - Leonardo Toresin Nichio - Nahuel Troncoso