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Los Angeles-based balloon artist Jihan Zencirli latest creation has been produced in collaboration with the New York City Ballet as part of their Art Series. She installed thousands of compostable, biodegradable balloons in a series of installations in January and February – her largest project to date. The balloons will range in size from ten inches to ten feet, and will live inside New York City Ballet home at Lincoln Center.
The annual series invites a contemporary artist to install a site-specific artwork in the heart of Manhattan at Lincoln Center, where the ballet has been based since 1964. This is the series’ sixth year and Zencirli is the first female artist to be selected. In anticipation of the event, an appropriately-over-the-top video introduces audiences to Geronimo, directed by Andy Bruntel.
Photo by Erin Baiano for NYCB
The artwork was unveiled on January 26, and remains up until February 24th, during which time the Ballet has two special performances.
There are also public viewing hours every day of the week from February 17 – 25.