Hyde Park is as iconic and loved as the artists that will grace its famous Serpentine Gallery and its lake – a place usually inhabited by royal swans and swimmers.
In a otherworldly intervention of startling visual effect The Mastaba, or the pyramid as the ancient Egyptians used to call the structured, will float on the Serpentine Lake from 18 June to 23 September 2018.
This will be the Christo’s first major public, outdoor work in the UK. The temporary sculpture will coincide with an exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries of Christo and Jeanne–Claude’s work from 19 June to 9 September 2018, which will include sculptures, drawings, collages and photographs spanning more than 60 years.
Both projects draw on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s history of barrel artworks and will be an unprecedented opportunity for visitors to experience the work of one of the most pioneering artists working today.