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Kyoto. Once again arrangement their ongoing support of
informative rendezvous projects, BMW Group Japan has committed to a major
long-term partnership with KYOTOGRAPHIE, Kyoto’s International
Photography Festival. As a categorical supporter, BMW Group Japan will work
with KYOTOGRAPHIE to inspire seductiveness in Japanese art and culture,
and to foster tolerable mobility solutions in Kyoto and throughout
Japan. Featuring a resources of artists and collections from around the
world, KYOTOGRAPHIE celebrates a 5th anniversary this Apr with the
thesis of “LOVE”.


This year, BMW is operative with KYOTOGRAPHIE to horde Japan’s first
autopsy retrospective muster for a works of Arnold Newman.
Known as a master of mural photography, Arnold Newman is famous for
photographing celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso and
Igor Stravinsky, along with several BMW Art Car contributors. BMW has
been operative with artists from all over a universe given 1975 to create
BMW Art Cars as partial of their joining to informative engagement.
Possibly a many famous of these is a BMW Art Car No. 4, a BMW M1
flashy by Andy Warhol, an idol of art cocktail enlightenment and another of
Arnold Newman’s subjects. This Art Car and Arnold Newman’s mural of
Andy Warhol is now on arrangement during a KYOTOGRAPHIE muster at
World Heritage Site Nijo Castle.


BMW’s famous all-electric BMW i3 is also on show, wrapped by Toilet
Paper, an avantgarde picture-based announcement and code combined by
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan together with photographer Pierpaolo
Ferrari. This duplicate of Cattelan’s strange “Spaghetti Car” can usually be
seen in Japan for a brief time. Meanwhile, a swift of BMW i3s will be
offering during a month-long eventuality as giveaway convey and share cars.


A BMW i3 was also lent to a City of Kyoto, KYOTOGRAPHIE’s
co-organizer. BMW Group Japan President and CEO Peter Kronschabl
privately handed over a car to Kyoto City Mayor Mr. Daisaku
Kadokawa as a pitch of a peace between a city of Kyoto and BMW
Group’s common goals of sustainability and environmental responsibility.


Regarding a collaboration, Mr. Kronschnabl commented that,
“Everyone knows Kyoto as a home of a Kyoto Protocol. Like BMW,
this city is famous for enlightenment and sustainability, for tradition and
innovation. We are unapproachable to support KYOTOGRAPHIE and respected that
Kyoto City will use a BMW i3, a usually car in a universe made
from 95% recycled materials.”


The KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival is hold annually
over 4 weeks during a tallness of a open traveller deteriorate in
Kyoto, in a character that is singular in Asia. Exhibitions are spread
opposite a city, staged creatively in several normal and
contemporary settings. The exhibitions and events create
opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures and
backgrounds. Now famous as one of a world’s heading photography
events, Kyotographie has captivated some 250,000 visitors from within
Japan and abroad given 2013.


To top off KYOTOGRAPHIE 2017 and move a festival to art-lovers in
Tokyo, a special muster will be hold during BMW Group Tokyo Bay, the
new code knowledge core located in a listened of Tokyo’s Odaiba.
With countless patron events planned, “BMW Art Beat Week” will
embody a special shutting celebration on May 31 and a satellite arrangement of
a “Arnold Newman by BMW” exhibition, with comparison works by the
acclaimed photographer as good as his mural of Andy Warhol.
Visitors can also suffer a singular possibility to see Andy Warhol’s BMW Art
Car in person, as good as disdainful footage of this work of art being
created. Widely hold to be one of a many costly cars in the
world, this BMW Art Car was embellished by Andy Warhol in underneath half an
hour before it went on to take second place in a category during a 1979
24-hour competition during Le Mans.


Located in a heart of Tokyo, BMW Group Tokyo Bay facilities two
showrooms with a extensive lineup of a latest BMW and MINI
models. Stretching over an whole city retard of a brook area, this
cutting-edge trickery also boasts a BMW M-standard pushing area, a
pleasing café and discussion hall, a use seminar and a lifestyle
shop. To entirely knowledge BMW’s “Sheer Driving Pleasure”, visitors can
suffer a practical existence exam expostulate in a BMW i3 or a genuine on-road
knowledge with one of around 100 opposite models.


For serve questions greatfully contact:


Dr Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Head of Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-24753


Leonie Laskowski

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-45382

[email protected]


About BMW Group’s Cultural Commitment


For roughly 50 years now, a BMW Group has instituted and intent in
over 100 informative cooperations worldwide. The association places a main
concentration of a long-term joining on contemporary and complicated art,
exemplary song and jazz as good as pattern and design. In 1972,
3 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 co-operated with BMW.
Currently, womanlike artist Cao Fei from China and American John
Baldessari are formulating 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 and London,
a association also partners with heading museums and art fairs as well
as orchestras and show houses around a world. The BMW Group takes
extensive artistic leisure in all a informative activities – 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 3 brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, a BMW Group is the
world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles
and also provides reward financial and mobility services. As a global
company, a BMW Group operates 31 prolongation and public facilities
in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.


In 2016, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.367 million cars and
145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation was approximately
€ 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31
Dec 2016, a BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 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 via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.