Maurizio Cattelan conjunction creates a BMW Art Car nor “art”

Posted on 04. Jul, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Arles/Munich. On a arise of a opening of this
year’s Rencontres d’Arles Festival of Photography (July 4 – September
25) a long-term partner BMW and Toilet Paper, a bi-annual avantgarde
picture-based announcement and code combined by artist Maurizio
Cattelan together with photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, announce the
corner origination of a BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car.”


Lest there be any confusion, it contingency be strictly simplified that
what Maurizio Cattelan combined is not an central BMW Art Car. The
artist’s pattern will be broken according to Cattelan’s wishes
someday after Rencontres d’Arles. As for a subsequent BMW Art Cars
following adult on a one Jeff Koons combined in 2010, a BMW M6 GT3 is
now being incited into a “rolling sculpture” by both by US West
Coast fable John Baldessari as good as immature Beijing-based multimedia
artist Cao Fei – with arriving racing events and universe premieres in
late 2016/2017.


Maurizio Cattelan has still strictly late from “art” given his
2011 retrospective during a Guggenheim Museum, New York, nonetheless he
usually recently combined a toilet play done of plain bullion for a Upper
East Side institution. All of that did not stop his auction results
to stand to over 15 million dollars progressing this year, formulating doubt
of how prolonged precisely he can keep adult with ascent vigour from many
sides not to emanate “art.”


True to his possess difference in courtesy to a “Spaghetti Car,” here’s what
Maurizio Cattelan had to contend about conjunction formulating “art” nor
formulating a BMW Art Car:



“This is by distant a best Spaghetti Car we have tasted! All those years
of perfecting really paid off! Totally awesome!”

“I have been unhappy in my efforts to make a good spaghetti
salsa given we started cooking 37 years ago.”


Serge Naudin, President of BMW France, was also gay to
collaborate: “The long-term informative fasten of BMW France evolves
around photography. It comes healthy to count us among a admirers of
Maurizio Cattelan. As for formulating “art,” we adore what he does and we
adore it only as many when he does not do anything.”


The “Spaghetti Car” is partial of Toilet Paper’s “Hors Cadre / Out of
context.” The muster will invade open space in Arles during the
time of a festival. The BMW i3 becomes a mobile square of this
outside media designation including XXL wall murals and rug chairs.
The BMW i3 was launched in 2014 as partial of BMW i, a BMW
code station for
visionary car concepts and
technologies, connected mobility services as good as a new
bargain of reward tangible by sustainability.


BMW was anxious to entrust a BMW i3 to Maurizio Cattelan, as a car
manufacturer and a artist had already teamed adult for a Berlin
Biennial in 2006, that he co-curated. Since 2010 BMW France has been
a partner of Les Rencontres d’Arles. This year, a many recent
target of a Résidence BMW scholarship, a team-work with the
Musée Nicéphore Niépce will be announced. An muster of a 2015
laureate, Alinka Echeverría, will take place during a Commanderie Sainte
Luce in Arles as good as during Paris Photo during a Grand Palais,
Paris, in Nov 2016.


For serve questions greatfully contact:
Dr Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Head of Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-24753


The 18th and 19th BMW Art Cars by Cao Fei and John Baldessari

In Jun 2016 a BMW Group presented a initial visuals for a next
BMW Art Cars on a arise of Art Basel. Chinese artist Cao Fei
(*1978) and American fable John Baldessari (*1931) gave discernment into
a pattern routine and suggested their pattern ideas about their
concepts for a 18th and 19th BMW Art Car. Base indication for both
artists is a BMW M6 GT3. With their commitment, Cao Fei and John
Baldessari will be fasten a ranks of superb artists such as
Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert
Rauschenberg, David Hockney and Jeff Koons.



About BMW Group’s Cultural Commitment

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Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Daniel Barenboim,
Jonas Kaufmann and designer Zaha Hadid have co-operated with BMW.
Currently, womanlike artist Cao Fei from China and American John
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a association also partners with heading museums and art fairs as well
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extensive artistic leisure in all a informative activities – as this
beginning is as essential for producing groundbreaking artistic work
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