Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I am.

Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I am.

June 8 - October 9, 2011

Museum Tinguely | Basel

Car Fetish presents the automobile as a source of inspiration for the art of the last hundred years. Starting with the Futurists, who saw in its beastly roar and thrilling, dangerous speed a new ideal of beauty, the book provides an overview of the most beautiful and inspiring artworks we owe to this tin muse. Among them are examples of Pop Art and creations by the Nouveaux Réalistes, with Jean Tinguely as biggest Formula 1 fan. The extensive catalog places the automobile in the context of cultural history as a key cultural artifact of the twentieth century.

Among the included artists are Kenneth Anger, Giacomo Balla, Edward Burtynsky, Andrew Bush, César, John Chamberlain, Liz Cohen, Stephen Dean, Jan Dibbets, Don Eddy, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Sylvie Fleury, Franz Gertsch, Allan Kaprow, Peter Keetman, Edward Kienholz, Konrad Klapheck, Annika Larsson, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Zilla Leutenegger, Arnold Odermatt, Ahmet Ögüt, Julian Opie, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Pipilotti Rist, Peter Roehr, Mimmo Rotella, Bruno Rousseaud, Luigi Russolo, Franck Scurti, Roman Signer, Stefan Sous, Peter Stämpfli, Anton Stankowski, Superflex, Andy Warhol, Patrick Weidmann, Virgil Widrich, and Dale Yudelman.