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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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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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November 16th, 2011

Christo: 'I will not do any piece of art that has a purpose'

Almost 40 years since he first came to the UAE, the Bulgarian artist Christo has returned to Abu Dhabi to transmit some of the wisdom learnt since then to a new generation of students.Following a public event hosted by New York University Abu Dhabi at the Intercontinental, and a closed …
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