The meat-cut balloon exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago featured balloons that legitimately look like slabs of meat. With porterhouse, filet mignon, t-bone, sausages or flank, the butcher-inspired exhibition is not for the squeamish. Looking intensely like organs, internal tubing and other meat and animal by-product, the ridiculously realistic display is a testament to the abilities of balloons and the creativity of artists Caroline Linder, Lisa Smith, Michael Savona, Thomas Moran and Steven Haulenbeek.
Since premiering at the MCAC, the designs have moved to New York, specially made for Japan Premium Beef, available from May 18th-21st. The balloon factory specializes in balloon design straight in-house at the MCAC and have done pop-ups around Chicago and New York. Keep an eye out for the meat-lovers display.