Turkish American visual artist, Jihan Zencirli, will fill the home of the NYC Ballet with thousands of balloons this month. The Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater is about to look 100% more festive!
No matter whether you cringe at the thought of an unexpected “pop,” or relish the idea of playing slow-motion volleyball, there’s no denying that balloons can turn a relatively pedestrian space into something festive and fun.
Later this month, visual artist Jihan Zencirli will make the Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater her canvas. Her medium? Thousands of balloons ranging in size from 10 inches to a massive 10 feet.
Take the time to stop by David H. Koch Theater to see the party atmosphere for yourself. There are free public viewing hours from Monday to Friday between 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm between February 17 and the 25th.
Zencirli, a Turkish American artist, experiential writer, and performance artist, aims to create emotional and physical spaces that can break up the monotony of a day, and bring joy. Not a bad job description if you ask us. The artist says:
“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.”
Go and get a little festive fix at the Lincoln Center this month, we know we will.