Christo interview: “Every interpretation of my work is legitimate” | Art | Dezeen

In our second exclusive video interview with Christo, the artist looks back at some of his most ambitious projects and claims that all critical responses to them are valid.

Working with his late partner Jeanne-Claude, Christo has been producing large-scale installations since the 1960s, provoking a variety of interpretations and critical reactions.

“Many people have difficulty reading our projects,” he says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed in London. “They’re not normal sculptures, they’re not normal paintings. They’re many things.”

Christo says that he chooses not to define his own work himself. “In the end, Jeanne-Claude and myself would always say, we do not know what the project is,” he says. “Every interpretation of the project is legitimate, even the most critical and the most positive.”

He adds: “This is why I enjoy these projects. They have open dimensions that absorb everything.”

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