Collaboration Project Research 2  

Allora and Calzadilla 
Jennifer Allora was born March 20, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Guillermo Calzadilla was born January 10, 1971 in Havana, Cuba. These two collaborative artists are part of a gallery called the Lisson Gallery. This gallery is one of the “most influential and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world”, it has been opened since 1967 and was founded by Nicholas Logsdaily. This gallery has other well-known artist like Ai WeiWei. Allora and Calzadilla are mostly known for there performance pieces, sculptures, video art and sound art. There art focuses more on the political tension, they “identify and stress the hairline fractures in the societal systems” like nationhood, environmentalism, states of war and resistance. As I was doing some research on Allora and Calzadilla, I found my favorite piece to be 
The bird of Hermes is my name, eating my wings to make me tame, 2010.” 

Their well known pieces are “Chalk” and “Half Mast\Full Mast (2010) .” 


Collaboration Project Research

Christo and Jeanne claude 

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff was born June 13 1935 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. He was born into a Bulgarian industrialist family. Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat was born June 13 1936 as well in Casablanca, Morocco. She was born into a French military family. She died November 18, 2009 in New York City because of a brain aneurysm. Christo and Jeanne-Claude are best known for their environmental work. The purpose of their art is to create works of art or joy and beauty and to create new ways of seeing familiar landscapes. Others disagree with the artists and think that they have a more deeper meaning with there artwork but the artist deny this and just say it is for the immediate aesthetic impact. I was first interested in there artwork when I saw them in class. I went home and did some research of my own and was impressed of how there artwork is more on a large scale than a small canvas. There most notable works is Running Fence and The Gates but, my favorite piece was Surrounded Islands