Christo & Jeanne-Claude, The Gates, 2001
Lithograph, 82 × 62 cm

07.10.–16.11.2014

Star Work № 8: The Gates

Jeanne-Claude & Christo

Projects such as Over the River, the wrapped Reichstag in Berlin (1971-95), the Wrapped Walk Ways (1977-78) in Kansas City, the wrapped Pont Neuf (1975-85) in Paris, the Wrapped Coast (1969) near Syndey or the Wrapped Trees (1997-98) at Riehen-Basel in Switzerland brought Christo & Jeanne-Claude the appellation “wrapping artists,” a term that cannot entirely dispense with the dim nimbus associated with a second-rate magician. But what does “wrapping” actually mean here—or more to the point, what impact does it have? How do we encounter an agitated, flowing river across which a huge cloth canopy has been stretched? How do we walk through a park such as Loose Park in Kansas City when its paths are covered with shiny yellow swathes of cloth?

One thing can be said with certainty: We respond to the wrapped object with amazement and suddenly enhanced attentiveness—our point of view becomes disturbed. We glide along the covering mantle with movements of our groping vision, again and again. We adopt a searching, curious, possibly adventurous perspective that waits eagerly to dis-cover, to remove the wrap or at least to raise it a bit at one point.

(Denise Essig, revised version)

STAR WORK
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 29 De Kruisiging


Star Work № 28: Distortion LI [51]


Star Work № 27: Hommage à ... IV


Star Work № 26: Saint Matthieu par Gérémie Geißelbrunn (1595 – 1660) photographié comme Dimitris Alexandrou par Errikos Andreou


Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles


STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie


Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé


Star Work № 22: Sorry


Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine


Star Work № 20: Constructor


Star Work № 19: DEIN GEILSTER MÄDCHENFLUGKÖRPER SCHREIT TOTALST: NUR VORNE IST EVOLUTION IM SCHRITT „MARSCH MARSCH“, VERSACHLICHT ALLES.


Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel


Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Tribute to André Blank


Star Work № 16: Statement 34/56


Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst


Star Work № 14: Sieglar-96-09-21


Star Work № 13: LBYD/SOI


Star Work № 12: Untitled


Star Work № 11: Composition


Star Work № 10: Geschlossene Scheune [Closed Barn]


Star Work № 9: Poésie urbaine


Star Work № 7: Seestück II


Star Work № 6: Rhombus


Star Work № 5: Ausgewürfelte Bilder, 28 Bildmöglich­keiten


Star Work № 4: Veules-les-Roses


Star Work № 3: Regalfrau (Study)


Star Work № 2: Me Walking


Star Work № 1: Ein auf seinen Grundriss reduzierter Stein im Maßstab 1 : 1 / Berg aus Steinstaub