, Artist, New York, in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist
, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London, followed by Tomás Saraceno,
Artist, Berlin, in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist
Conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, this series brings together artists to discuss the people and moments that have significantly influenced the development of their artistic practice. For this edition, Obrist will be in conversation with the New York-based artist Christo, a major figure in the artworld who, together with his late wife Jeanne-Claude, has influenced generations. Earlier this year, Cristo presented The Mastaba for Serpentine Lake, the temporary floating sculpture in Hyde Park, London, for the Serpentine gallery, which was a culmination of more than 60 years of working with stacked barrels. Currently on view at Pérez Art Museum Miami is the documentary exhibition ‘Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980–83’.
Following this conversation, Obrist talks to Tomás Saraceno, a Berlin-based artist originally from Buenos Aires. Saraceno is celebrated for his large-scale, floating, interactive installations, which are seated in science and nature, and use wind, weather balloons, and spiders.
Access: Open to the public and free of charge
Book signing: Tomás Saraceno, Christo and Hans Ulrich Obrist
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