Earlier today, Christo held a press conference in Rome to announce a new temporary work of art planned for Lake Iseo in northern Italy in June, 2016. The Floating Piers will be exhibited for 16 days on the lake between Sulzano, the Island of Monte Isola and the Island of San Paolo. The location is 62 miles east of Milan and 124 miles west of Venice.
The Floating Piers will not impact Over The River. This new temporary work of art will be completed and removed while work on Over The River continues. Christo will continue to fund bighorn sheep monitoring, pay the annual project site rent to the Bureau of Land Management and maintain all other permits, rental leases and contracts while Over The River continues through the legal proceedings. Christo will identify the exhibition date for Over The River once all legal challenges are successfully resolved.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude have always pursued multiple projects simultaneously. Christo is pleased that he will have the opportunity to realize a temporary work of art within the next 15 months.
Visit www.TheFloatingPiers.com for more information and to view Christo’s preparatory drawings.