“Jeanne-Claude and I create works of art in urban spaces, areas where many people who use those spaces live, or in rural spaces, rural areas where people live and where the relationship between the size of the work and the environment becomes fundamental.
All the projects develop in the interweaving between the environment and our artistic intervention and create their identity in the context of relations with the local communities to which the space belongs. There is not a single square metre of land in the world that is not owned by someone, and first and foremost in design, we need to identify the owner and those responsible for regulation and administration. In each project we implement, firstly within a participatory method, we always organise a presentation or consultation with the local communities involved in the work.
We must borrow, literally “rent”, the place in the city or in the countryside for all our works of art. Therefore, we must inevitably work with the owners, with those who “rightfully” own that space. In doing so, the work of art inherits everything that concerns that space which becomes part of the work itself.” Christo Javacheff
“Instead of putting a work of art in a place, a place can become a work of art.” Robert Smithson