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BMW Art Journey leader Zac Langdon-Pole presents new design and celebrates book premiere during Soho House Art Talk. BMW is central partner of Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019.

Miami Beach. From Dec 5 to 8, 2019, a Art
Basel uncover in Miami Beach will benefaction a far-reaching operation of artistic
oeuvres by rising and determined artists represented by 269 leading
general galleries presenting complicated and contemporary art. The
BMW Art Journey, a corner beginning between Art Basel and BMW, will
benefaction new work from final year’s target Zac
during a BMW Lounge, located in a Collectors
Lounge area. Langdon-Pole´s announcement documenting his debate will
be launched during an disdainful Soho House BMW i Art Talk on
Dec 3, 2019. As a long-term tellurian partner of a show, BMW will
again offer a VIP communicate service. Street artist Spencer
“MAR“ Guilburt
will embark on a BMW 8 Series
Mural Tour around a city of Miami, documented
digitally @bmwgroupculture.

BMW Art Journey “Sutures of a Sky” by Zac
Last year’s BMW Art Journey target Zac
Langdon-Pole (represented by Michael Lett, Auckland) will be in Miami
Beach presenting new pattern and a announcement “Constellations” on
his BMW Art Journey. The arena of Zac Langdon-Pole’s BMW Art
Journey, patrician “Sutures of a Sky”, took him behind in time by
exploring how people have mapped a stars around history. Long
before a compass and a sextant, it was sublime regard of
roving birds and following a stars that authorised Polynesian
voyagers to navigate good distances all opposite a Pacific Ocean.
With his concentration on astronomical mapping, from Europe to a Pacific
Islands, Langdon-Pole sought to snippet how Western forms of mapping
have interacted with perspectives from a Pacific region.

“The BMW Art Journey authorised me to investigate a thought of time and
navigation as good as how humans have attempted to map their place in the
star over a millennia. we was compelled by a thought that
something as lofty and brimful with astonishment as a stars could be a useful
lens by that to try some-more tellurian and heavenly truths. An
critical fulfilment for me on this debate has been to see multiple
forms of mapping in propinquity to one another. This is how richer, more
formidable stories and relations to a place can be formed”,
states Zac Langdon-Pole reflecting on his travels.

Weaving by Western Europe, and a Pacific islands of
Hawai’i, a Marshall Islands, Samoa and New Zealand from December
2018 to Mar 2019, his BMW Art Journey sought to know how
enlightenment intersects with a scholarship of astronomical mapping, and
hence how it transcends into incomparable existential inquiries about
a identities and a plcae in this increasingly globalized world.

From London, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Dordrecht to Paris,
Montignac, and Marseille a initial leg of Langdon-Pole’s journey
supposing a site for rough investigate on early printed star charts
and representations of astronomical mapping between opposite regions. In
London, a artist visited a Royal Academy’s “Oceania” exhibition,
including works by inland artists and craftsmen travelling 500 years
that denote a strange mobility of people in a Pacific
Islands around history. In France Langdon-Pole noticed a
antiquated map of a night sky situated within a Lascaux caves
nearby Montignac. It dates behind during slightest 16,500 years, depicting star
constellations that were believed to keep lane of astronomical
events. The investigate and transport during this leg of a BMW Art Journey
examined how a star systems of a Southern Hemisphere were imagined
from a European viewpoint opposite several chronological periods.

The second leg of a artist’s debate kicked off in Hawai’i,
where a artist visited Mauna Kea and Honolulu. The Mauna Kea
Observatories, located during a limit of Mauna Kea on a Big Island of
Hawai’i, offering Langdon-Pole a event to try a presence
and mediated prevalence of Western astronomy as a starting indicate in the
Pacific Ocean. While these observatories paint a apex of
systematic and technological rendezvous with a stars, a artist
explored how their participation is entwined with diligent antithesis by
inland Hawaiians.

Furthermore, Langdon-Pole trafficked to a Marshall Islands to
accommodate with Alson Kelen of a classification Waan Aelõñ in Majel (Canoes
of a Marshall Islands) (WAM) on a atoll of Majuro. In doing so the
artist directed to learn how connectors to these past traditions can tie
to a destiny of these islands in a context of rising sea levels.
Amongst delving into star navigation methods of a region, a artist
also researched a Mattang, Meddo and Rebbelib ‘stick charts’ that
map a call currents and sea swells around a 34 islands and
atolls of a Marshall Islands archipelago.

Before streamer behind to New Zealand to control serve investigate and
connect his work, Langdon-Pole visited a island of Upolu and
Apia in Samoa. He trafficked together with Samoan-New Zealand artist
and composer Michael Lee to learn about a traditions of celestial
navigation songs.

Zac Langdon-Pole

during Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Zac Langdon-Pole will be on a belligerent during Art Basel in Miami
Beach to benefaction new pattern during a BMW Lounge. The display will
entrance a new physique of work that stems directly from his investigate on the
BMW Art Journey. Throughout his travels Langdon-Pole collected small
samples of silt from specified locations. Then, regulating an analogue
detailed process in a darkroom, he employed these samples to make
photograms of silt from any specified location. Sand is a material
with deeply metaphorical associations—from being an analogy for time,
as with an hour-glass, to a infinite, as in Jorge Luis Borges’s
brief story “The
Book of Sand”, to detriment and entropy, as in Paul Celan’s poetry
collection, “The Sand from a Urns”.

In a wider context, Langdon-Pole considers these works as
musical papers of sites threatened by a prevalent army of
meridian breakdown: a erosion of shorelines and a desertification
of landscapes. Resembling a perspective of a starry night-sky, finish with
information on a date and place any silt representation was collected,
Langdon-Pole’s silt photograms extend a saying ‘as above so below’
towards suppositional futures of a planet’s changing climate.

Also presented will be a square by Langdon-Pole entitled
Orbits” (2019). Consisting of a span of tellurian anatomical
(orbital) eye models, Langdon-Pole has transposed a eyeball component
of any indication with forged and discriminating spheres of varying materials.
In one is a globe of jasper embedded with countless fossilized
Turritella shells (approximately 250 million years old), juxtaposed
with a globe of rainbow obsidian. Rainbow obsidian is stone formed
from volcanic lava that has cooled rapidly. Obsidian is extremely
opaque, and rainbow or glaze obsidian— as it is also known—contains
naturally combining nanorod crystals that exhibit shimmering rings of
tone when struck by light. With their interconnected juxtapositions,
Langdon-Pole’s “Orbits” communicate varying orders of time,
suggesting an elapsed generation or maybe a constant flows and
transformations of conceivable matter.

Soho House BMW i Art Talk “Stargazing – a conversation
about art and space” on Dec 3, 2019 during 7.30 PM with Zac

Sanford Biggers and Terry Virts
As partial of an
ongoing collaboration, Soho House and BMW i have co-created an
general module of events and practice around Soho House
locations in Europe and North America with panelists including Chris
Dercon, Christian Marclay, Abigail Reynolds, Jon Rafman, and David Adjaye.

The iteration of a array during Art Basel in Miami Beach will
concentration on artistic narratives around constellations in space and
cosmos. Panelists are Zac Langdon-Pole, final year´s
BMW Art Journey recipient, visible artist Sanford
and Terry Virts, former NASA
wanderer and ISS commander, moderated by András Szántó. The event
will underline a launch of a Hatje Cantz-published
book, “Constellations”, that documents
Langdon-Pole’s BMW Art Journey.  The row contention will be followed
by a cocktail reception. 

BMW 8 Series Mural Tour with Alexandre Arrechea and Spencer
“MAR“ Guilburt
Paying loyalty to Miami as a heart for
travel art, BMW partnered adult with travel artist Spencer “MAR”
and visible artist Alexandre
. The dual atists will go on a debate with a all-new
BMW 8 Series, to revisit murals in a city of Miami – partly combined by
Guilburt – as good as artworks of Arrechea exhibited during Nara Roesler
Gallery’s counter during Art Basel in Miami Beach. Their unfolding
review will try intersections and particular inspirations of
their practices. The murals are located opposite Miami, from Wynwood Art
District to South Beach and a Midtown Design District. The BMW 8
Series Mural Tour will be common on a amicable media channels of the
artists (@this_means,
@alexandrearrechea) and around BMW Group Cultural Engagement (@bmwgroupculture).

BMW is a tellurian partner of Art Basel and has upheld Art
Basel’s 3 shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong for many years.

For serve questions greatfully contact:
Prof. Dr
Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental
Head of Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49 89 382
247 53

Email: [email protected]

Dorothee Dines
Art Basel Global
Head of Media
Telephone: +41 58 206 27 06
Email: [email protected]

About BMW Art Journey

Launched in 2015, a BMW Art Journey is a partnership between
Art Basel and BMW, combined to commend and support rising artists
worldwide. This singular endowment is open to artists who are exhibiting in
a Discoveries zone during Art Basel in Hong Kong. A judging panel
comprised of internationally eminent experts accommodate initial to name a
shortlist of 3 artists from a sector, who are afterwards invited to
contention proposals for a debate directed to serve rise their ideas
and artistic work. The jury reconvenes to select a leader from the
3 proposals.


About Art Basel

Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today
stages a world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art,
sited in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Defined by a horde city
and region, any uncover is unique, that is reflected in its
participating galleries, artworks presented, and a calm of
together programming constructed in partnership with internal institutions
for any edition. Art Basel’s rendezvous has stretched over art fairs
through a series of new initiatives such as The Art Basel and UBS
Global Art Market Report, Art Basel Cities, and some-more recently Art
Basel Inside. For serve information, greatfully revisit 


About BMW Group Cultural Engagement
For almost
50 years now, a BMW Group has instituted and intent in over 100
informative cooperations worldwide. The association places a categorical concentration of
a long-term joining on contemporary and complicated art, classical
song and jazz as good as pattern and design. In 1972, three
large-scale paintings were combined by a artist Gerhard Richter
privately for a corridor of a BMW Group’s Munich headquarters.
Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Daniel Barenboim,
Jonas Kaufmann and designer Zaha Hadid have cooperated with BMW. In
2016 and 2017, womanlike artist Cao Fei from China and American John
Baldessari combined a subsequent dual vehicles for a BMW Art Car
Collection. Besides co-initiatives, such as BMW Tate Live, a BMW Art
Journey and a “Opera for All” concerts in Berlin, Munich, Moscow and
London, a association also partners with heading museums and art fairs
as good as orchestras and show houses around a world. As partial of
a art programme “Muse”, Rolls-Royce partners for a beginning “The
Dream Commission” with dual internationally venerable art institutions.
Together with Fondation Beyeler and Serpentine Galleries, rising and
determined artists are invited to contention a moving-image work that
delivers an immersive feeling experience. The artists are nominated
and selected by eminent personalities of a art universe like Daniel,
Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Cao Fei, and Theodora Vischer. BMW Group
takes extensive artistic leisure in all a informative activities for
postulated – as this beginning is as essential for producing
groundbreaking artistic work as it is for vital innovations in a
successful business.

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The BMW Group
With a 4 brands BMW, MINI,
Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW Group is a world’s leading
reward manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides
reward financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production
network comprises 31 prolongation and public comforts in 15
countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

In 2018, a BMW Group sole over 2,490,000 newcomer vehicles
and some-more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in
a financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 97.480 billion. As of 31 Dec 2018, a BMW Group had a
workforce of 134,682 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability around a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.