Walking on Water

Tuesday, July 2nd, at 7:15pm
Presented with Chrysler Museum

Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. We experience Christo’s process of engaging the whole community surrounding Italy’s Lake Iseo in order to create an extravagant dahlia-yellow walkway that sits atop of the water. Amid mounting madness—from complex dealings between art and state politics to engineering challenges, logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of mother nature—the artwork is completed against all odds. (100 mins)

Introduction by Kim Gant, Curator of Modern And Contemporary Art

“We spy on an artist who races around like a mad scientist, and who seems comically befuddled by technology. His passion is genuine, as is his sense of wonder.” – Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

“Whether you deem this project an extravagant boondoggle or a masterpiece, you have to admire Christo’s tenacity in finally making it happen, as chronicled in the documentary Walking on Water.” – Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor