Posts Tagged ‘Bloomberg balloon’

Popping Bottles or Popping Bubbles: May Countdown for the Hirshhorn

May has seen its share of inflatable art projects. The artist Christo completed Big Air Package, designed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude for the gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany. It's not the artists' first large inflatable, or even the artists' first project for the Oberhausen gasometer, but it's the world's largest inflated envelope. Flortijn Hofman's Rubber Duck [...]

As Hirshhorn Bubble Deadline Nears, Smithsonian Still Testing Its Feasibility

It's go time at the Hirshhorn Museum. With the museum's self-imposed spring deadline for committing to building the Bloomberg Balloon just months away, last Thursday the museum's board of trustees met to discuss, among other topics, the seasonal addition's fate. In the run-up to the meeting, the board identified consultants to perform a fundraising feasibility [...]

Will the Bloomberg Balloon Violate the D.C. Height Act?

The answer's no, according to Liz Diller, principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the architecture firm that designed the Bloomberg Balloon, even though it'll be taller than 130 feet tall once it's inflated. In a TED Talk posted in April, Diller talks about how her firm came to the award-winning design. She gets into a [...]

Arts Roundup: Bloombergiana Edition

Local art-blues outfit Laughing Man drops some hints about its upcoming sophomore full-length, Be Black Baby. [ReadysetDC]
Renwick Gallery inching toward a $20 million renovation. [City Biz]
Meet Bruce McNeil, photographic chronicler of the Anacostia River. [Post]
Bloomberg balloon gets contagious. [Ripe]
Local metal dudes Ilsa ink with A389 Records [Brooklyn Vegan]
Home news: Arts Desk contributor Tessa Moran made this artful [...]