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BMW is central partner of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019. Next BMW Art Journey shortlist to be announced and BMW Art Car #1 by Alexander Calder on display.

Hong Kong. From Mar 29 to 31, a Art Basel uncover in
Hong Kong will open a doors charity again endless insights into
a complicated and contemporary works by rising and determined artists,
presented by 242 of a world’s heading galleries. As an official
partner of a show, BMW will not usually yield a VIP shuttle
service, though also benefaction the world’s
initial BMW Art Car (BMW 3.0 CSL, 1975), combined by mythological artist
Alexander Calder, in a BMW Lounge during a Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Centre. Furthermore, a latest BMW Art Journey awardee Zac
Langdon-Pole will be on-site documenting his tour and a subsequent BMW
Art Journey shortlist will be announced.

BMW Art Journey during Art Basel in Hong Kong
In 2015, together with Art Basel, BMW enabled an
beginning to support immature rising artists: a BMW Art Journey.
Latest awardee Zac Langdon-Pole (represented by
Michael Lett, Auckland) will be on a belligerent in Hong Kong for the
support of his BMW Art Journey plan “Sutures of the
”. His tour took him opposite a universe that humans and
birds have been navigating by millennia. He followed a flight
paths of birds like a white stork or a arctic tern, traveling
along a earth’s pivot where a Northern and Southern Hemispheres’
summers intersect. Migrating birds cover some of a longest distances
trafficked by any vital being. Their routes have guided a Polynesian
pathfinders opposite a seas. Inspired by this ancient celestial
tracing, Langdon-Pole’s tour questions a position of humans as
a core of a world. Weaving by Europe and a Pacific
Islands of Samoa and Hawaii, his BMW Art Journey seeks to understand
how enlightenment intersects with a scholarship of astronomical mapping – and
from there flows into incomparable existential inquiries about who we are
and how we are situated in a world.

Zac Langdon-Pole will take partial in a Art Basel´s Conversations
array on Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 “Artists Telling Stories:
Narrative Forms and Strategies
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An general jury of experts will accumulate again during the
arriving Art Basel uncover in Hong Kong to name a shortlist of
3 artists
from a Discoveries zone for a subsequent BMW
Art Journey. Members of a jury are Claire Hsu,
Executive Director Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Matthias
, Director Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich;
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Presidente
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Phil
, Director Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA),
Beijing; Samson Young, artist and leader of the
initial BMW Art Journey.

The shortlisted 3 artists who will be invited to submit
their proposals for a tour will be announced during a BMW
Lounge on Mar 28, 2019, during 5.30 PM
. That evening, BMW
will horde an disdainful VIP cocktail accepting to applaud the
proclamation of a BMW Art Journey shortlist.

BMW Art Car #1 (BMW 3.0 CSL, 1975) by Alexander
The initial ever combined BMW Art Car will be on
arrangement during a BMW Lounge during Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019. By painting
a BMW 3.0 CSL in 1975 Alexander Calder laid the
substructure mill for a Art Car Collection. It was also one of his
final works of art before he upheld away. As a sculptor who normally
devised his possess shapes, Calder managed to giveaway himself from a formal
structure of racing cars and, by portrayal them, aspired to give them
his possess particular mark. As in a box of his sculptures and
mobiles, he used complete colors and gracefully unconditional surfaces
that he distributed easily over a wings, carp and roof.

It was creatively a French racing motorist Hervé Poulain who had
a thought of vouchsafing an artist have his or her approach with an automobile.
Poulain consecrated American artist and crony Alexander Calder to
paint his BMW racing automobile in a early 70’s; this was a hint which
led BMW to settle a Art Car Collection.

Since then, distinguished artists from via a universe have
designed BMW automobiles of their times, all creation extremely
opposite artistic statements. The nineteen exhibits combined for the
Art Car Collection until now embody works by obvious artists such
as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, A.R. Penck, David
Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, John Baldessari and Cao Fei. The
Art Cars simulate a informative and chronological growth of art,
design, and technology.

BMW is a tellurian partner of Art Basel also ancillary a shows
in Basel and Miami Beach as a long-term partner.

Furthermore, BMW and Artsy joined army to
combine on compelling a humanities on a tellurian scale. Following
“The Future of Art”, a array of brief videos, that were
published in 2017, a subsequent corner partnership as a outcome of the
long-term partnership will be presented in the evening of
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 in Hong Kong

For serve questions greatfully contact:
Prof. Dr
Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental
Head of Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49 89 382 24753

E-Mail: [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, which
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 such as
Art Basel Cities, operative with partner cities on bespoke cultural
programs. 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 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, Moscow and
London, a association also partners with
heading museums and art fairs as good 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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