Date posted: 03. 09. 2019 | Category: NEWS, PAST

EXHIBITION • Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Hidden Reality


Dear art lovers!

Gallery-Museum Lendava and Municipality of Lendava kindly invites you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition titled

Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Hidden Reality,

which will be held on Friday, 6 September 2019 at 7 p.m. at Lendava Castle.

Opening speech:
Dubravko Baumgartner, director of GML,
Janez Magyar, mayor of Municipality of Lendava and
 Atilla Pisnjak art historian.

The exhibition will be opened by Nada Zoran, Secretary at the Directorate for Cultural Heritage at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

The music program will be provided by the professors of the Lendava’s Music School, Diana Milković (flute) and Eva Bažika Orban (piano).

The exhibition was made possible by:
Ministrstvo za kulturo RS/Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia
Občina Lendava / Lendva Község / Municipality of Lendava
Galerija-Muzej Lendava / Galéria-Múzeum Lendva
Sammlung Richard H. Mayer, Bamberg
Kunstgalerien Böttingerhaus, Bamberg
Kontakt Verlag, Hallstadt


Hidden Reality
A Christo and Jeanne-Claude Exhibition

Christo, born in Bulgaria, and his French wife, Jeanne-Claude, are the most well-known artists associated with the “wrapping” of artistic and cultural objects and buildings. Until Jeanne-Claude’s death in 2009, they were not only companions in life, but also in art. During several decades of joint creativity, they gained recognition through monumental projects, such as, for example, the wrapping of Berlin’s Reichstag in 1995. After the death of his wife, Christo’s working tempo slowed, but he is still active. In 2020, he will realize his long-standing desire to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Exhibited in Lendava castle gallery are the artistic couple’s most interesting and popular undertakings. Among them are projects like the wrapping of the Pont Neuf in Paris (1975-1985); The Umbrellas, set up simultaneously in California and Japan (1984- 1991); the wrapping of the Reichstag (1971-1995), and Thee Gates (2005) that decorated Central Park in New York. More than half a century of creative work is shown in photographs, prints, collages and various related objects.