“Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Urban Projects” is the first retrospective museum exhibition since the 1980s of the urban projects created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. It will be shown from the 25th of October 2017 to the 25th of February 2018 at the ING Art Center, Place Royale 6, 1000 Brussels.
A unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into the creative process of this unclassifiable artist couple.
To evoke a number of urban projects by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition seeks through a careful selection of around eighty original works, whether or not these were ever carried out, ranging from Wall of Oil Barrels, Rue Visconti, Paris, 1961-62 up to the important urban project The Gates that Christo and Jeanne-Claude realized for the city of New York in 2005.
These urban works of art were created by temporarily appropriating buildings, monuments or public places with a deeply symbolic value.
The works are selected and displayed in such a way as to emphasise the crucial importance of drawing in the genesis, evolution and aesthetic crystallisation of each of the projects. Christo sees drawing as “a path towards the real” and indulges this passion daily.
The exhibition presents a series of emblematic works, from the first schematic sketches, usually in small format, to the final drawings, complex and often large-format collages in which colour, textural effects and volume bring out their visionary character, offering a real foretaste of the actual in situ projects.
Christo will give a lecture at Flagey (Studio 4) October 23th at 7 pm, a unique opportunity for a large audience to meet the artist. Tickets can be booked via this link.
25.10.2017 – 25.02.2018
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, all holidays included as well as the following Mondays : 30/10/2017, 25/12/2017, 01/01/2018 et 12/02/2018.
Timing: from 10 am to 6 pm
Every Wednesday nocturnal opening till 9 pm
ING Art Center
Mont des Arts/Kunstberg
Place Royale/Koningsplein 6
Tel.: 02 547 22 92
In Partnership with Le Soir & De Morgen
Christo, The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City), Drawing in two parts 2001 (detail). Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon,
enamel paint and aerial photograph. 38 x 165 cm + 106.6 x 165 cm. Property of the artist. © Christo 2017