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BMW is central partner of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018. BMW Art Journey and BMW Art Car #18 by Cao Fei on arrangement during a BMW Lounge.

Hong Kong. From Mar 29 to 31, a Art Basel uncover in
Hong Kong will open a doors charity again endless insights into
a work of over 4,000 artists, presented by 248 of a world’s
heading galleries. As an central partner of a show, BMW will not
usually yield a VIP convey service, though also benefaction a BMW Art Car
#18 combined by womanlike Chinese artist Cao Fei in a BMW Lounge during the
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Furthermore, final year’s
BMW Art Journey winner, India formed artist Astha Butail, will give
initial insights into her arriving plan and a new BMW Art Journey
shortlist will be announced.

BMW Art Car #18 by Cao Fei
After a race
premiere in Macau, a 18th BMW Art Car by contemporary
multimedia artist Cao Fei will be displayed during a BMW Lounge. As a
thoughtfulness on a speed of change in China, on tradition and future,
Cao Fei approached a BMW Art Car in a approach standard for her artistic
practice, building a together universe. The physique of work consists of
3 opposite components: a video focusing on a time traveling
devout practitioner, protracted existence comforts picturing colorful
light particles, permitted around a dedicated app (App Store: keyword
“BMW Art Car #18”), and a BMW M6 GT3 racecar in a strange carbon
black. Paying reverence to a CO fiber structure of a racecar
chassis, Cao Fei’s holistic use of a non-reflective black incorporates
a automobile into a possibilities of a digital world.

BMW Art Journey during Art Basel in Hong Kong
2015, together with Art Basel, BMW satisfied an beginning to support
immature rising artists: a BMW Art Journey. Last year’s leader from
Art Basel in Hong Kong, Astha Butail (represented by
GALLERYSKE, New Dehli, Bangalore), will be on a belligerent in Hong Kong
to give initial insights into her arriving BMW Art Journey plan “In
a Absence of Writing”. Her tour will lead Butail by three
verbal tradition set ups – Zoroastrian Avesta, Jewish Oral Torah and
Indian Veda traditions – from Yazd (Iran) and Jerusalem (Israel) over
London (UK) to Varanasi, Pune, New Delhi and Mumbai (India).
Discovering memories and vital traditions that are upheld down
by training and verbal poetry, Butail’s plan is, in her words
“an loyalty to a unsubstantial verbal traditions that are still alive
today.” The tour connects a artist to a dedicated languages of the
3 cultures she is home upon; Sanskrit, Pharsi and Hebrew. Her
try is to find a similarities within a differences. While
travelling, Butail carries a mobile tent with her, a new form for each
destination, and uses it to make video works along with a books from
her aged project, a story within a story.

Furthermore, an general jury of experts will accumulate again at
a Art Basel uncover in Hong Kong to name a shortlist of three
from a Discoveries zone for a subsequent BMW Art
Journey. Members of a jury are Richard Armstrong, Director Solomon
R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Claire Hsu, Director Asia Art Archive,
Hong Kong; Matthias Mühling, Director Städtische Galerie im
Lenbachhaus, Munich; Bose
, President Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; and
Pauline J. Yao, Curator, Visual Art M+, Hong Kong.

The 3 artists who will afterwards be invited to contention their proposals
for a tour will be announced during the BMW Lounge
on Mar 28, 2018, during 5.30 PM. That evening, BMW will
horde an disdainful VIP cocktail accepting to applaud a announcement
of a BMW Art Journey shortlist.   
Next to Art Basel in Hong
Kong, BMW also supports a general Art Basel shows in Basel and
Miami Beach as a long-term partner.

For serve questions greatfully contact:

Dr Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental
Cultural Engagement
Fax: +49 89 382 24418
[email protected]

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

About Art Basel
Founded in 1970 by
gallerists from Basel, Art Basel currently 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 a 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 by a series of new initiatives. In
2014, Art Basel launched a Crowdfunding Initiative that has
catalyzed much-needed support for superb non-commercial art
projects worldwide and so distant has helped hoard pledges in additional of
USD 2 million in support of around 70 art projects from around the
creation – from Bogota to Ho Chi Minh City, San José and Kabul. For Art
Basel Cities, launched in 2016, Art Basel is operative with selected
partner cities to rise colourful and content-driven programs specific
to a particular city. Connecting them to a tellurian art world
by Art Basel’s imagination and network, Art Basel Cities supports
a partners to rise their singular informative landscape. For further
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About BMW Group’s Cultural Commitment
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 co-operated 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 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
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had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
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