Feb 01, 2018
We're grinning from ear to ear with the latest work by Turkish American visual artist Jihan Zencirli. Better known under the moniker Geronimo, a play on her nickname Jihanimo, Jihan is also an experiential writer and performance artist who can name an A-list roster of clients from Chanel to Kanye West. This talented force of nature's current work is comprised of thousands of compostable, biodegradable balloons joining together to form joyous installations living inside the New York City Ballet's home at Lincoln Center. The balloons will range in size from ten inches to ten feet and are an absolute sight to see. If you're in New York be sure to stop by Lincoln Center now through the end of February to take it all in yourself. Learn more about the basis for the NYCB Art Series here, a program that lies in the Ballet's rich history of working with visual artists, cross-pollinating the disciplines of performing and visual arts since opening its doors in 1964.
"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."
Jihan Zencirli is a Turkish American visual artist, experiential writer and performance artist, creating under the moniker GERONIMO. 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.