Who doesn’t love wrapping? Christo and Jeanne-Claude certainly love wrapping everything from trees, the Reichstag in Berlin, Kunsthalle in Bern, Islands and plenty of other amazing places. From their website: “Starting on Friday, November 13, 1998, 178 trees were wrapped with 55,000 square meters (592,034 square feet) of woven polyester fabric (used every winter in Japan to protect the trees from frost and heavy snow) and 23.1 kilometers (14.35 miles) of rope. The wrapping was completed on November 22.” Photos were taken by Wolfgang Volz.
(Christo and Jeanne-Claude Wrapped Trees, Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Switzerland 1997-98 Photo: Wolfgang Volz, ©Christo 1998)
Ohhh how I wish Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof – a museum of contemporary art in Berlin – would be in Melbourne. Unfortunately I only had one day in that gallery, but could have easily spent days in there just looking, observing and learning. How often do we get to see a Anselm Kiefer, Richard Long or Joseph Beuys in Melbourne – well not very often hence why I had the best time wandering about like in a dream. Joseph Beuys had an entire wing for me to drool over. I couldn’t believe my luck as I came across all these artists I have admired for such a long time and to be able to see their work in front of me was a delight I will never forget.
Here are some snapshots I took whilst there. I wish I would have known one is allowed to take photos and I would have taken my other camera with me, but as it was I only had my friends digital camera with me.
Anselm Kiefer’s “Lilith at the Red Sea”
Anselm Kiefer’s “Volkszaehlung” (Census) – a monumental lead library
Richard Long “Berlin Circle”
I had never heard or seen an artwork by the Artists Anna and Bernhard Blume, but their photographs inspired and delighted me to no end. (Sorry forgot this title)
Artists Anna and Bernhard Blume “Im Wald” (In the forest)
slinkachu paints little people and leaves them in london to fend for them selves. sometimes he revisits the places where he left his little friends, but they are gone. i love the close up of the images and then the “bigger picture” where he shows you how invisible his little treasures are.