Following the pop Art era, which was mainly limited to North American artists, the Art Car strategy also took a significant change of course: at the beginning of the 1980s, the BMW Art Car Collection became more diverse. Artists of different nationalities and with different styles were added. The idea of the Art Car of the five continents was born: the multicultural image of the rolling works of art which was consequently pursued reflects the successful expansion of Bayerische Motoren Werke, which had become established in many countries. In addition, the automobiles which were transformed into works of art were no longer solely from the world of auto racing but also from standard production.
muller van severen’s offbeat approach to furniture involves employing primitive forms and basic materials, but activating them with original and contemporary functions. with backgrounds of sculpture and photography respectively, belgian husband and wife duo hannes van severen and fien muller gained international attention in 2016 with their material driven, minimalist furniture collections of sculptural wire displayed at the biennale interieur kortrijk. since then, the duo has continued to innovate with shape and purpose, creating linear, artful objects that transform the spaces around them. present at the event, the pair accepted their award which marked them out as the ones to watch.
Eliasson’s work is represented in many prestigious collections worldwide, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh; The Art Institute of Chicago; Guggenheim Museum in New York; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington .; Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark; MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.