Big Air Package by Christo
by Ted Savage / March 19, 2013
A cathedral of light (and temporarily the world's largest self-supporting sculpture), Big Air Package by Christo is an inflated semitransparent polyester fabric shell, structured with rope, 90m high, 50m wide, lit by skylight and 60 additional projectors. Visitors enter through airlocks.


The installation is inside a former gas tank, the Gasometer Oberhausen, in Germany. It is the first work by Christo since the death in 2009 of his wife and artistic partner, Jeanne-Claude (their work, credited to Christo until 1994, were retroactively recredited to Christo and Jeanne-Claude). On display through December, 2013. Via ArchDaily. Photos: Wolfgang Volz.

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