Air Balloon


Christo’s first installation since the passing of his wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude is a giant balloon taking up almost the entire interior of the Gasometer Oberhausen facility in Germany. “Big Air Package” is the largest ever inflated sculpture without aid of a skeleton, at 90 meters high, with a diameter of 50 meters. Made up of a semitransparent polyester fabric and rope, it keeps its shape from 2 massive air fans, and as Christo said, “when experienced from the inside, that space is almost like a 90-meter-high cathedral.” On view through December 2013.