Christo’s Arc de Triomphe: What Role Does Photography Play in Ephemeral Art?

Christo’s Arc de Triomphe: What Role Does Photography Play in Ephemeral Art?

60 years in the making, Christo’s Wrapped Arc de Triomphe opened over the weekend – thrilling Parisians with the artist’s first posthumous piece since his death in 2020.  But the installation will only be on display until October 3, after which the pieces will be struck and recycled. Like all of Christo’s works, the art lives on in sketches, plans, and photos. 

In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen discuss the role of photography in ephemeral art and compare other works by Ai Weiwei and Banksy.

Also on the show, Photoville celebrates The New York Times staff photographer Michelle Agins, Facebook knows Instagram is toxic, and Sebastian Salgado wins the Premium Imperiale 2021 award.

Cover image by Maxime Fritsch – CC BY-SA 4.0

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