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May 9th, 2013

Christo increases prize money for award for UAE artists

Already credited with raising one artist's confidence and profile, an award aimed at launching the careers of young UAE-based artists has grown by US$10,000 thanks to the generosity of its founder, the artist Christo.Christo, the Bulgarian site-specific artist born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, spent almost 50 years with his late wife, …
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October 8th, 2012

New book about The Mastaba project

The Mastaba, Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will not only be Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s greatest achievement and only permanent large-scale work, but also the biggest sculpture in the world and one of the most significant creations in history.Conceived in 1977, The Mastaba takes its name from an ancient word describing a trapezoidal structure …
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New book about The Mastaba project

October 7th, 2012

The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award to promote creative expression in the UAE

World-renowned artist Christo (of Christo and Jeanne-Claude), the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Institute, and the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) today announced the establishment of the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award, designed to encourage and celebrate the creation of new artwork in the United Arab Emirates. The …
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February 20th, 2012

Christo tours Western Region to talk about his project, The Mastaba

It is 8.30am and another sleepy if slightly chilly morning for pupils at Qatr Al Nada School, Madinat ­Zayed, in the UAE’s Western Region.Yet at the front of their darkened classroom stands one of the most recognisable names in contemporary art. Gesticulating and rattling away in his distinctive Bulgarian-accented English, …
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November 16th, 2011

An Abu Dhabi audience with exterior decorator Christo

"He writes history by wrapping history," was how Christo was introduced at his Monday night lecture at the Intercontinental hotel in Abu Dhabi. The venue was packed with more than 300 art enthusiasts of all ages. A dozen resorted to sitting on the floor, even though they were in suits …
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