16th of March 2019 (Lily)
Opéra Comique, Paris
18 November 2021

On the 18th of November, 2021, Petit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano’s work 16th of March 2019 (Lily) (2020) was installed at the Opéra Comique in Paris for one night. The oversized, hanging flower is part of an ongoing sculptural series that debuted at Palacio Cristal, Madrid in 2020. Halilaj and Urbano worked together on the creation of the flowers, each type with its own symbolic meaning and personal history: forsythia, palm seeds, cherry blossom, poppy, carnation and lily. These flowers all correlate to the memorable exchange between the artists where a flower was presented.