Balloon Museum arrives in Milan

Pop Air by Balloon Museum, the traveling exhibition dedicated to inflatable & balloon art, will be in Milan from December 23 to February 12, 2023

Pop air Milano Balloon Musuem

After Paris and Rome, Balloon Museum arrives in Milan with the Pop Air exhibition: an innovative format in which art, artist and audience coexist; a journey into the world of inflatable art that frees up the imagination. Already from the title, it is clear what the main elements of this exhibition are: air, rounded shapes and bright colors, elements that concur and invite an outsized experience. From December 23, 2022 to February 12, 2023, 27 monumental works by 18 international artists and art collectives will be on display at Superstudio Più in Milan.

Balloon Museum: a new way of making art

All of the new site-specific works created for the Pop Air exhibition have as their common element air, an atmospheric element that becomes tangible in the works. Balloon Museum, in its exhibitions, creates multi-sensory experiential paths that generate wonder and curiosity. In Pop Air, many of the installations address emerging issues or major cultural themes. Karina Smigla-Bobiski’s work Polyheadra, for example, represents the neuroscientific discovery of the brain’s self-configuration.

Read Italian design vs. Swiss design: an exhibition at the ADI Design Museum

Pop Air milano Balloon Museum
Polyheadra by Karina Smigla-Bobiski

Pop Air, a 4D exhibition

Balloon Museum is an innovative and personalized form of cultural entertainment where artists and visitors coexist. Pop Air by Balloon Museum will feature off-scale subjects and eccentric colors. Some of them have zoomorphic features, such as Eness’s Airship Orchestra, Max Streicher’s Silenus, a sleeping giant, and Rub Kandy’s Ginjos. Everyday objects such as Cyril Lancelin’s large knitted Knot, and Gerardo Zamproni’s red pillows Volatile Structure, will also be on display.

Some works will address conceptual themes such as observing the balance between chaos and stillness; these include Hypercosmo by the Hyperstudio art collective, and A quiet storm, a multimedia performance by the Ensemble duo.

Balloon Museum – Pop Air is a candidate for BEA – Best Event Award. You can visit the exhibition from December 23, 2022 to February 12, 2023 at Superstudio Più, via Tortona 27, Milan.

Volatile Structure by Gerardo Zamproni

Photography: Quentin Chevrier

Read Italian design vs. Swiss design: an exhibition at the ADI Design Museum

Related Articles


Agape: 50 years of excellence

“In realtà, volevamo fare dell’altro” (“Actually, we wanted to do something else”) is the title of the exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Agape, a company founded on the banks of the Mincio River in 1973.

Read more »