christo to connect italy's lake iseo with floating golden fabric piers
 
christo to connect italy's lake iseo with floating golden fabric piers christo to connect italy's lake iseo with floating golden fabric piers
may 04, 2015

christo to connect italy's lake iseo with floating golden fabric piers

christo to connect italy’s lake iseo with floating golden fabric piers
(above) collage, 2014
17 x 22″ (43.2 x 55.9 cm) /pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by wolfgang volz, map, fabric sample and tape
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

 

 

 

after more than 40 years, christo will bring his work to italy once again. beginning in june 2016, italy’s lake iseo — 100 kilometers east of milan — will be connected by 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric , which covers a floating dock system, undulating with the movement of the waves. visitors can experience ‘the floating piers’ as they walk on it from sulzano to monte isola and to the island of san paolo, which it completely encircles. the 3-kilometer-long walkway extends clear across the water, with surrounding mountains offering a bird’s-eye view of golden network of passageways that lead in and around the city.

 

the exhibition will be christo’s first large scale project following christo and jeanne-claude’s realization of ‘the gates’ back in in 2005. after the 16-day exhibition, all components will be removed and industrially recycled.

christo floating piers-italy-lake-iseo
drawing, 2014 in two parts
15 x 96″ and 42 x 96″ (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm)
pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, topographic map, fabric sample and tape
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

christo floating piers-italy-lake-iseo
drawing, 2014
8 7/8 x 13 3/4″ (22.5 x 34.9 cm) / pencil, charcoal and pastel
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

christo floating piers-italy-lake-iseo
collage, 2014
15 1/4 x 13 7/8″ (38.7 x 35.2 cm)
pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by wolfgang volz, technical data, fabric sample and tape
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

christo floating piers-italy-lake-iseo
collage 2014 in two parts
12 x 30 1/2″ and 26 1/4 x 30 1/2″ (30.5 x 77.5 cm and 66.7 x 77.5 cm)
pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by wolfgang volz and map
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

christo floating piers-italy-lake-iseo
drawing, 2014
35.2 x 22.2 cm (13 7/8 x 8 3/4″) / pencil, charcoal and pastel
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

christo floating piers-italy-lake-iseo
collage, 2014
17 x 22″ (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by wolfgang volz, map, fabric sample and tape on brown board
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

christo floating piers-italy-lake-iseo
drawing 2014, in two parts
15 x 96″ and 42 x 96″ (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm)
pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, hand-drawn map, cut-out photographs by wolfgang volz, fabric sample and tape
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

christo floating piers-italy-lake-iseo
collage 2014 in two parts
30 1/2 x 26 1/4″ and 30 1/2 x 12″ (77.5 x 66.7 cm and 77.5 x 30.5 cm
pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by wolfgang volz and map
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

christo-italy-lake-iseo-golden-floating-pier-project-designboom-11
collage, 2015 in two parts
30 1/2 x 26 1/4″ and 30 1/2 x 12″ (77.5 x 66.7 cm and 77.5 x 30.5 cm
pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by wolfgang volz, hand-drawn technical data, map, fabric sample and tape
photo by andré grossmann © 2014 christo

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