For a third uninterrupted year BMW and Frieze continue their
long-term partnership with a vital art beginning BMW Open Work by
Frieze. Drawing impulse from BMW Design and engineering, the
elect brings together art, record and pattern in a pioneering
multi-platform format. The artist selected to emanate this year’s BMW
Open Work by Frieze is Paris-based Camille Blatrix.
Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini
given a inception, BMW Open Work gives artists a event to
lift a bounds of their artistic work, utilizing record and
pattern to pursue use in innovate new directions. Succeeding
Olivia Erlanger (2017) and Sam Lewitt (2018), a artistic
involvement of Camille Blatrix for BMW Open Work for Frieze, will
also entrance during a satisfactory from Oct 2 – 6, 2019 in London.
For his commission, Blatrix has selected to work with BMW
Individual, BMW Group’s dialect specialized in automobile customization.
Making use of BMW Individual’s technical skills and craftmanship, the artist will try perfection,
questioning a seductive, fascinating lift exerted by technology
and formulating a discourse about a sources of desire.
Blatrix said: “My use is deeply secure in a tighten dialogue
with makers and suppliers, with ideas rising intuitively from a
approach technical conversation. Thanks to BMW Individual, we can harness
forlorn technical knowledge, skills and comforts in a truly
open-ended way. I’m vehement to try possibilities of prolongation and
cruise boundary of earthy soundness operative towards a commission
during Frieze London.”
Fattori Franchini said: “At a third year, BMW Open Work has
grown into a singular confront between industrial knowledge,
technology, and artistic thought. Working with such a talented
practitioner as Camille Blatrix is an sparkling privilege. we can’t wait
to see how his seductiveness in a romantic possibilities of functional
objects produces new and supernatural relations by operative with BMW.”
Launched in 2017, BMW Open Work invites an artist to rise a
idealist plan sketch on imagination from engineering, technology
and BMW pattern deliberation them as collection for creation and artistic
experimentation. For a initial iteration, artist Olivia Erlanger
integrated motion-sensitive sculpture, audio and immersive haze in her
work “Body Electric”; while in 2018, Sam Lewitt intent with BMW
egghead skill and engine prolongation to reimagine the
prolongation cycle as an engine in “CORE (the Work)”.
Blatrix is now in a routine of building his elect for
BMW Open Work, that will premiere during Frieze London in Oct 2019.
Following new presentations during institutions in Europe, this will be
a artist’s initial vital plan to be shown in London.
For serve information in a march of a project, please
For serve questions greatfully contact:
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental
Prof. Dr Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate
and Governmental Affairs
Head of Cultural
E-mail: [email protected]
Frieze is a heading height for
complicated and contemporary art for scholars, connoisseurs, collectors and
a ubiquitous open alike. Frieze comprises 3 magazines – frieze
magazine, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week – and three
ubiquitous art fairs – Frieze London, Frieze Masters and Frieze New
York. Additionally, Frieze organizes a module of special courses and
lectures in London and abroad by Frieze Academy.
Frieze was founded in 1991 by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp,
with a launch of embellishment magazine, a heading ubiquitous magazine
of contemporary art and culture. In 2003, Sharp and Slotover launched
Frieze London art fair, that takes place any Oct in The Regent’s
Park, London. In 2012, they launched Frieze New York, that occurs
any Frieze is a heading height for complicated and contemporary art
for scholars, connoisseurs, collectors and a ubiquitous open alike.
Additionally, Frieze organizes a program
of special courses and lectures in London and abroad by Frieze Academy.
BMW Open Work
BMW Open Work annually invites an
artist to rise a idealist plan that creates an immersive
knowledge for a viewer. Drawing impulse from BMW pattern and
engineering, a consecrated artists will cruise stream and future
technologies as collection for creation and artistic experimentation. The
initiative’s pretension ‘Open Work’ is desirous by Umberto Eco’s literary
letter ‘Opera Aperta’ (1962) that proposes a thought that artworks are
constituted in partial by a open or by possibility and are therefore open
to a far-reaching operation of interpretations. BMW has been partnering with
Frieze given 2004. In 2012, they co-initiated a ‘Frieze Sounds’ program.
About Attilia Fattori Franchini
Franchini is an eccentric curator and author formed in Vienna. She is
cofounder of a non-profit platforms bubblebyte.org and Opening Times
and contributes essays and reviews to ubiquitous publications such
as Mousse Magazine, CURA, and Flash Art International. She is the
curator of BMW Open Work by Frieze; Curva Blu, a residency plan in
Favignana, Sicily; a Emergent territory of Miart, Milan; and the
latest book of a Termoli Art Prize. Recent projects embody Could
we revisit me in dreams? as partial of curated_by 2018, Vienna; “Red Lake”
during Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia (2018); and ARS17+ at
Kiasma, Museum, Helsinki (2017).
About Camille Blatrix
Camille Blatrix (*1984 in
Paris) graduated from a Ecolé nationale
supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris. Solo exhibitions include: La
Verriére, Bruxelles (upcoming); Unlimited, Art Basel (2019); Lafayette
Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris
(2019); Kunstverein Braunschweig, (2018); Taylor Macklin, Zurich
(2018); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
(2016); and Mostyn, Wales (2015). Blatrix has additionally
participated in organisation exhibitions at: Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard
Galleries, NY (2018); Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2016),
FRAC Île-de-France, Paris (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); and
Sculpture Center, New York (2015). Furthermore, he partook during a Lyon
Biennale (2015) and in 2014, Blatrix won a Prize Fondation d’entreprise Ricard.
About BMW Group’s Cultural Commitment
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.
Further information: www.bmwgroup.com/culture
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 via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.