First BMW Art Car designed by Chinese artist to entrance in 2017. Creative contemporary art will expect rising trends in destiny mobility.

Posted on 31. Aug, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich/Beijing. Cao Fei, a initial Chinese artist
consecrated to pattern a BMW Art Car, common her inspirations and
pattern judgment for her “rolling sculpture” during a media lecture at
her Beijing studio on Thursday, Aug 25. The 18th BMW Art Car, which
is formed on a BMW M6 GT3, is set to entrance in 2017. Inspired by the
speed of racing cars and a extensive changes of Chinese society
over a past decades, Cao Fei will use this designation to interpret
a themes of a century such as programmed pushing and the
joining of practical worlds and reality.

“The automobile is pivotal to bargain a changes occurring in
contemporary Chinese society. The fast speed of a automobile and a rapid
changes holding place in Chinese multitude are my inspirations for
formulating a 18th BMW Art Car. But my BMW Art Car will adopt an
fluent form totally opposite from prior ones. It will be an
interpretation of a century’s theme, namely that we enter ‘a
landscape of no man’s land’, e.g. unconstrained cars and aircrafts and
practical reality,” pronounced Cao Fei.

Thomas Girst, Head of BMW Group Cultural Engagement, emphasized the
birthright and innovations of BMW Art Cars during a media briefing,
“Art is a counterpart that can simulate a destiny into today’s
reality. The BMW Group believes that sustainability, connectivity and
programmed pushing are a trends for destiny particular mobility. We
are gratified to see that a artists’ ideas for a 18th BMW Art Car
per destiny cars, multitude and humankind is in line with BMW’s
prophesy for destiny mobility.”

Just like prior BMW Art Cars, a 18th automobile of a collection
will attend in a racing eventuality in Asia and similarly be
exhibited in a vital museum, creation it a latest instance of a BMW
Group’s try to foster a humanities and intercultural communications.

Cao Fei is deliberate one of a many critical immature artists to have
emerged from China. She has been active in a general art scene
for roughly dual decades with her singular multimedia projects in which
she explores a fast changes occurring in Chinese multitude today. In
Nov 2015, a jury of a BMW Art Car project, consisting of
twelve eminent museum directors and curators, voted unanimously in
preference of Cao Fei and American artist John Baldessari to pattern the
18th and 19th BMW Art Car respectively. The jury is “in particular
looking brazen as to how she might spin a automobile into an imaginative
partial of her together universe” as good as benefaction a new viewpoint to
a world.

solute artistic leisure and full support of a artist

The BMW Group is committed to a office of creation and
creativity. With regards to formulating a 18th BMW Art Car, Cao Fei has
been guaranteed extensive artistic leisure and a full support of BMW.

Cao Fei has also gained a singular discernment into a automotive
industry. Over a march of a past year, a BMW Group organised for
Cao Fei to have several in-depth meetings with a company’s senior
executives. For example, Dr Ian Robertson, member of a Board of
Management of BMW AG, discussed a probability for Cao to be the
initial artist to also emanate a inside of a BMW Art Car; Adrian van
Hooydonk, Senior Vice President of BMW Group Design, met with her to
plead colors; Karim Habib, Director of BMW Design, spoke to her
about 3‑D modeling; and Olaf Kastner, President and CEO of BMW Group,
China Region, met with her to plead BMW’s “Art Factory” in Shenyang.

In addition, BMW gave a Chinese artist a first‑hand ambience of speed
and state-of-the-art technologies by arranging personalized visits and
activities. For instance, a artist marveled during a steer of a number
of IT attention experts collaborating with automobile designers during the
Group’s RD center. She also was means to see some cutting-edge
technologies showcasing human-machine interaction, practical existence and
synthetic intelligence, that have already begun to change the
early stages of automobile design.

At BMW Group’s plants in Munich and Shenyang, Cao Fei was given a
extensive overview of a complicated automobile prolongation process. She
even witnessed a prolongation of BMW’s latest engine. A young
technician from a prolongation line spoke with a artist about the
many certain changes a plant has done in his life as good as for
a city of Shenyang. The ostracise German experts from the
domicile during Shenyang plant showed Cao Fei how BMW’s “engineer
culture” informs any fact of their work.

The communication of these ideas gave Cao Fei a whole new
bargain of a pattern and definition of cars, that in spin helped
her benefit a improved bargain of a modernized technologies used in
a complicated automobile industry. In addition, she gained serve insights into
a far-reaching operation of artistic ways informing a figure of future
mobility. This interplay of ideas was a source of impulse for
a artist’s many ideas of how to emanate a 18th BMW Art Car.

History of a BMW Art Cars

The ideal communication of design, automotive, racing, record and
contemporary art has helped make any BMW Art Car mythological in both
a automobile attention and a art world. In 1975, together with former
Motorsport Director Jochen Neerpasch, a ardent French racecar
motorist Hervé Poulain came adult with a thought to emanate a board on his
BMW 3.0 CSL, and consecrated American artist and crony Alexander
Calder to paint a initial BMW Art Car, so imprinting a birth of a collection.

Over a past 41 years, BMW invited seventeen general artists
to pattern BMW models, among them some of a many eminent artists of
a time: Alexander Calder (1975), Frank Stella (1976), Roy
Lichtenstein (1977), Andy Warhol (1979), Ernst Fuchs (1982), Robert
Rauschenberg (1986), Michael Jagamara Nelson (1989), Ken Done (1989),
Matazo Kayama (1990), César Manrique (1990), A. R. Penck (1991),
Esther Mahlangu (1991), Sandro Chia (1992), David Hockney (1995),
Jenny Holzer (1999), Olafur Eliasson (2007), Jeff Koons (2010). Thanks
to their creativity, a BMW Art Cars have been a phenomenon of
minimalism, cocktail art, art brut and unpractical art – an authentic
testimony to a singular trends and informative ideas of their time.

Moreover, a BMW Art Cars have a long-standing racing tradition, in
step with a BMW code truth of “Sheer Driving Pleasure” they
mix continual creation with speed and art. All BMW Art Cars are
“rolling sculptures” built from prolongation models or racecars, and out
of those artistic vehicles so distant 8 have excelled on a tracks
and achieved unusual results.

Promoting informative rendezvous to perform a joining to
amicable shortcoming

BMW Group is committed to corporate amicable shortcoming through
informative rendezvous while posterior creation and development. The
operation of seventeen existent BMW Art Cars showcases several artistic
themes including animal patterns from Australian aboriginal misconceptions as a
pitch of indebtedness for ancient civilizations as good as a recurrence
of African genealogical paintings that deliver clearly novel
perspectives and so new life into normal art. All of these
denote a BMW Group’s harsh efforts to foster the
growth of and sell between several cultures.

As a latest member to join a BMW Art Car collection, a 18th BMW
Art Car will offer a whole universe an event to improved appreciate
a values of Chinese complicated art and know a transition of
Chinese society.

BMW instituted a module “BMW China Cultural Journey” in China in
2007 in an bid to lift open recognition for a birthright and
enlightenment as good as to strengthen both discernible and unsubstantial Chinese
informative heritage.


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