University of Michigan Penny Stamps Speaker Series
STREAMED LIVE EVERY FRIDAY AT 8PM ET.
Respected artists, designers, and innovators from a broad spectrum of fields conduct public lectures and engage with the community.
THIS WEEK: Christo is a sculptor known for co-creating large scale ephemeral works worldwide with his longtime artistic partner and wife, Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009). Over the span of his 60-year career, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created many public works involving the exterior wrapping of buildings, museums, and public spaces in canvas, tarp, and other materials. Oil barrels have also featured prominently in the couple’s work, selected for their “sculptural effect and low cost.” Their most recent U.S. project, The Gates (completed in 2005), featured 7,503 rectangular arches draped in saffron fabric across New York City’s Central Park.
More from Penny Stamps:
June 5 – Sculptor Christo
June 12 – Graphic designer Louise Fili
June 19 – Photographer and Afrofuturist Osborne Macharia with Blinky Bill
June 26 – Milliner Stephen Jones