Art Drive! BMW Art Car Collection 1975–2010
21 Jul - 04 Aug 2012
21 July - 4 August 2012
For two weeks only the ICA takes over an off site space in the East End with ART DRIVE! – an opportunity to view BMW’s unique collection of ART CARS for the first time in the UK. The Collection, initiated over 35 years ago, consists of BMW cars transformed into artworks by leading international artists, using the form of the car as their canvas.
ART DRIVE! BMW ART CAR COLLECTION, part of the London 2012 Festival, will see remarkable designs by some of the greatest names in contemporary art housed in an extraordinary venue, as the ICA occupies the brutalist Shoreditch landmark – The Great Eastern Street Car Park – as a temporary gallery space.
Renowned for nurturing innovation and new talent across the contemporary arts, the ICA has sought out some of the most exciting emerging names in design from the East End to help deliver this project. We're delighted to be working with Julia and Loop.pH , making a significant and original contribution to the Cultural Olympiad celebrations.
ART DRIVE! BMW ART CAR COLLECTION artists: Alexander Calder, Sandro Chia, Ken Done, Ernst Fuchs, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Matazo Kayama, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Esher Mahlangu, Cesar Manrique, M.J Nelson, A.R Penck, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol.
The ICA in partnership with BMW, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and Mayor of London.