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Monumental artworks and fourteen international artists have come together to create an extraordinary inflatable experience! Balloon Museum presents: Let’s Fly at Pier 36 in New York, an original concept featuring works from the most inflated to the most colorful.
Always at the avant-garde, the curatorial team is committed to redefining the way art is experienced by pushing back the boundaries of art installation and the classical interactions we know. Synonymous with freedom, flight and access, the Let’s Fly experience takes spectators on an unprecedented sensory journey.
Centered on physical interaction, the works presented offer an escape into a universe of freedom never before imagined. Play, touch and feel your way through atmospheres with hypnotic visual effects, moving from light, colorful worlds exemplified by artists like Michael Shaw and his aerial installation entitled Lava Lamp, Sasha Frolova and her intoxicating kaleidoscopic fountain, Rub Kandy and his zany tribe of GINJOS, Camilla Falsini and her original colorful graphic creations, and artist Cyril Lancelin with his monumental, immersive and luminous labyrinth, to heavier, darker atmospheres such as the work of artists like Tadao Cern and his series of minimalist sculptures entitled BB, or artist SpY and his obscure, moving inflatable creature. A journey built like an expedition full of contrasts, creating surprise and instilling a genuine desire for discovery.
The idea behind this exhibition is to give visitors a unique, made-to-measure experience. Marvel at the graceful bubbles of Italian collective Quiet Ensemble, draw with the help of the ADA sculpture conceived and designed by German-Polish artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski, plunge into the thousands of black spheres of Hyperstudio collective and listen to the musical respirations of Australian studio Eness’s sculptures and gaze up to the sculpture of Korean artist MyeongBeom Kim.
In this exhibition-experience, artworks stimulate our senses through touch, sight and hearing. Having fun while discovering transdisciplinary works of art through immersive proposals is the concept of the Balloon Museum. Since 2023, artistic propositions have expanded. Today, inflatable art appears in digital projects, with the Ouchhh collective for example and its Data Art experiments, or with the Sila Sveta collective, inviting visitors into their utopian worlds through animated pop images.
Founded in 2020, Balloon Museum is an exhibition born in Rome, Italy. Winner of the prestigious 2022 BEA Best Proprietary Format award, for several years it has been developing programming focused on inflatable art, an artistic movement that emerged in the mid-20th century and is driven by collectives of architects, artists and designers. For Let’s Fly in New York, the artists selected belong to the new generation of this movement. These artists are aware of the need to renew exhibition formats, and are constantly seeking to push the limits of this material, which can be transformed at will. In addition, you’ll discover a space devoted to the history of inflatables, from the first experiments by the Montgolfier brothers in the 18th century to the famous Balloon Dog series by American artist Jeff Koons.
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