Christo: Femmes 1962-1968
Lorenza Giovanelli, Mouna Mekouar, Matthias Koddenberg
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech & Gallimard, 2019
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech is pleased to present Christo’s first solo exhibition in Morocco as well as his first exhibition in a museum dedicated to fashion. Christo: Femmes 1962-1968, on view from March 23 to June 2, 2019, features work related to women and fashion created by the artist between 1962 and 1968.
The exhibition catalogue provides a compilation of the work featured in Christo: Femmes 1962-1968, and includes never-before-published photographs as well as stills by Charles Wilp from his original 35mm films which document Christo’s wrapping of women in London and Düsseldorf. Additional photographs of the artist’s work between 1962 and 1968 are also included from Christo wrapping a woman in Yves Klein’s Paris home in 1962 to the 1968 solo show at the ICA Philadelphia, the last time Christo wrapped women. Referring to these works that explore the tactile surfaces of fabric used to wrap and transform the female body, Christo noted that the “fabric is like a second skin.” The book also tells the story of this formative period of Christo’s career and his contributions to contemporary art.