Artistically refined BMW M6 GT3

Munich/Beijing, 6 June 2017

Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenbach, Ernst Fuchs, David Hockney and Jeff Koons: So many famous artist has a "BMW art car" design. Now the Munich give chance a young talent. The 1978 born, Cao Fei is not only the youngest but also the first Chinese artist, who artistically may alienate a BMW. In the presence of BMW sales executive Ian Robertson, 18 art car was unveiled now at the Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing.

Video, app and car

Cao Fei is known to insiders for multimedia and video installations. It often deals with the rapidly changing of Chinese society. Consistent with their art car project. It includes three components: a video of a spiritual time traveler, one of multi-coloured augmented reality existing light particles, which offers an app (app store under "BMW art car #18") is accessible, and the matte black racing cars of the type BMW M6 GT3.

Colourful light strips

The video shows the time traveler performing spiritual gestures are embodied in colourful light strips. If the app in the vicinity of the racing car is used, an augmented reality installation, hovering around and over the race car is from these light strips. Thus, the artist makes reference to a blessing ceremony widespread in Asia.

Light as a symbol of thoughts

Cao Fei through your art car: "for me, light represents the thoughts. And because the speed of thoughts cannot be measured, the 18th art car focuses on the limits of human thought. We are in a new age in which objects can be controlled immediately mentally, such as unmanned missions and artificial intelligence. What attitude and what kind of beings are the key to this new era? "

BMW M6 GT3 on the race track

BMW M6 GT3 is the top model of the BMW customer racing offer from 2016. Not even 1.3 ton Renner is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 with 585 HP. Other features include a transaxle drive concept, a sequential six-speed racing transmission and a high-performance Motorsport-electronics. In the year 2016, an excellent start was the vehicle. So drove the car at the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps to victory. The GTLM version goes in the IMSA Championship at the start. The art-car version designed by John Baldessari was used during the 24 hours of Daytona. Also that of Cao Fei designed vehicle will not rot in the Museum: it will start World Cup in Macau at the FIA GT. (sl)