Thousands of colorful compostable, biodegradable balloons will take over the lobby of the New York City Ballet’s home at Lincoln Center in an art installation from Turkish-American artist Jihan Zencirli, also known as Geronimo. Balloons range in size from 10 inches to 10 feet.
Buy tickets for or attend one of the paid performances that accompany the exhibit, or better yet, attend during the NYCB's free, open hours for the general public, happening daily from Saturday, February 17 through Sunday, February 25 at the following times:
Mon-Fri 10 AM – 6 PM
Sat 10 AM – 12 PM
Sun 10 AM – 1 PM
More from the ballet on the exhibit:
Zencirli is a visual artist, experiential writer and performance artist Her interest lies in creating emotional and physical spaces that can break up the monotony of a day, connecting us to one another and bringing joy. She is most notable for her internationally regarded ephemeral sculptures located in public spaces, massive in scale and scope, and designed to be democratic in their availability.
As Zencirli explains, "Balloons are only for a moment. They disappear and vanish. So rooted in my work is this reminder that you will only have this experience at this particular time. You’re here, you’re seeing it, you’re alive."