The latest project from Christo, the contemporary artist known for his sprawling, large-scale works with late wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude, opened in Germany last week. Big Air Package is a massive, voluminous fabric dome reaching 90 meters high and 50 meters wide. According to the artist’s website, it is the largest inflated envelope (without a skeleton) ever. It completely fills the Gasometer Oberhausen, a large former gas holder and exhibition hall in western Germany. The goal, said Christo, 77, is to leave visitors “virtually swimming in light.”
Big Air Package is showing at the Gasometer Oberhausen from March 16 – December 30, 2013.
Photos by Wolfgang Volz