“The work of art is a scream of freedom”. Christo Vladimirov Javacheff aka Christo (1935-2020)
“Ce sera comme un objet vivant qui va s’animer dans le vent et refléter la lumière.” Christo
It felt as if the neoclassic Arc de Triomphe metamorphosed after a deep sleep sunk by Napoleon over 180 years ago into a venerable goddess. And then, all of a sudden, rigorously ‘wrapped’ in her silver blue antic dress and tied up with a powerful red ribbon, she seemed to free the place de l’Etoile and radiated this emblematic public space unrestrained for the Parisian civil pedestrian.
What is Christo’s and Jeanne-Claude’s ephemeral site specific art installation conceived 56 years ago finally triumphing over ?