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Public Talks as part of The Kitchenas Sidney Kahn Summer Institute


WHERE: THE KITCHEN, 512 West 19th Street, NYC
(Between 10th & 11th Avenues)

TIME: 7pm

PRICE: $12 each/$25 for all three

As part of the annual Sidney Kahn Summer Institute (June 7-25), The Kitchen presents three public talks in which artists at the forefront of site-specific installation and performance speak about their work.

On June 9 (Wednesday), Christo and Jeanne-Claude, internationally known for their large-scale works of art, will discuss the details of their works-in-progress: The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City, and Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado. For The Gates, (slated to be completed in Central Park in February, 2005), 7500 free hanging saffron colored fabric panels, suspended from the horizontal top part of 7500 gates, will follow the edges of the walkways and will run perpendicular to the selected 23 miles of footpaths in the park. For Over the River, fabric panels suspended clear of and high above the water level of the Arkansas River in Colorado will follow the configuration and width of its changing course.

The other talks are scheduled for June 16 (Wed) and June 22 (Tue).

For more information, visit www.thekitchen.com or call 212.255.5793 x11.