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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Two Works in Progress

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Culture / Lecture
english language

Christo will share images and commentary regarding his two works “Over The River” and “The Mastaba”, as well as the many previous projects that he and his wife Jeanne-Claude have completed around the world. In his project ‘Over The River’, Christo suspended 5.9 miles of silvery, luminous fabric panels high above the Arkansas River along a 42-mile stretch of the river between Salida and Canñon City in south-central Colorado. The Mastaba, a project for Abu Dhabi, was conceived in 1977. It will be the largest sculpture in the world, made from 410,000 multi-coloured barrels to form a mosaic of bright sparkling colours, echoing Islamic architecture.

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Director, Galerie Schmidt, Reith i. Alpbachtal
Artist, New York
Curator, Albertina, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
1973-1979
1978
1979-1984
1985-1989
1989-1994
1995-2004
2005-2011
2005-2015
2014-2015
since 2012

Ing. Gottfried SCHMIDT

Director, Galerie Schmidt, Reith i. Alpbachtal

Galerist in Reith - Galerie Schmidt Galerist in Hall in Tirol - Galerie "Goldener Engel"
seit 1996
seit 2001

Christo Wladimirow JAWASCHEW

Artist, New York

Studies at Fine Art Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria Studies one semester at Fine Arts Academy, Vienna, Austria First collaboration with Jean-Claude: Stacked Oil Barrels and Dockside packages, Cologne Harbor Wrapped Museum of Contempory Art, Chicago The Wall - Wrapped Roman Wall, Via Veneto and Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy The Mastaba, Project for United Arab Emirates. In progress Wrapped Floors and Stairways and Covered Windows, Architekturmuseum Basel, Switzerland The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris Over The River, Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado. In porgess The Wall, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany The Gates, Central Park, New York City
1953-1956
 Artistic projetcs (Selection):
1957
1961
1969
1974
1977
1984
1975-1985
1992
1999
2005

Elsy LAHNER

Curator, Albertina, Vienna

Independent curator and organizer of various national and international exhibition projects Co-founder of the art space das weisse haus, Vienna Co-director of das weisse haus Initiator of a foundation for art and knowledge transfer, Vienna and Yokohama Curator-in-residence at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2005-2011
2007
2007-2011
2008
2008-2009
  Member of the advisory board for fine arts at the Federal Chancellery of Austria
  Jury member of the Klockerstiftung, Innsbruck
  Member of the committee for Drawing Now art fair, Paris

Built Environment Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2014

10:30 - 10:50 Welcome and Introduction Plenary
10:50 - 12:00 Framing the Challenge Plenary
12:30 - 13:45 Providing Affordable Housing for All Plenary
13:45 - 14:30 Unleashing Radical Responses Plenary
14:30 - 15:30 Radical Responses Put to the Test Plenary
16:00 - 17:30 Meeting the Challenge – Presentation of Re:think | Housing.Construction.Policy. Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Two Works in Progress Culture

29.08.2014

06:30 - 07:00 Book Presentation | Austrian Residential Culture. History and Perspectives Partner
07:00 - 08:40 Creating Liveable Neighbourhoods Plenary
09:10 - 10:20 Connected Cities for Social Cohesion Plenary
10:20 - 11:00 Drawing the Strands Together Plenary
12:30 - 14:10 Beyond Current Imagination Plenary
14:40 - 15:20 Working Together for Change Plenary
15:20 - 16:20 Top Ten Game-Changing Recommendations Plenary
16:20 - 16:30 Closing Remarks Plenary