BMW H2R Art Car to Sting at "The World Is Yours"

Now here's how BMW and Olafur Eliasson (the man behind H2R) understand contemporary art...We must say, we here at autoevolution are a bit (more) ignorant when it comes to contemporary art, so we will try and avoid throwing around critics and impressions on the H2R Art Car. No, wait, we won't...

The H2R is, as you can see, an oversized hedgehog. Made of steel and ice, go figure...As any contemporary art from, it too tries to represent something (and no, it's not the pain you feel while petting a hedgehog).

The H2R "critically and poetically reflects on the relationship between global warming and the automotive industry." It promotes the need to work together (politics, industry and society) and find solutions to today's problems, issues, struggles and needs...

Just look at the thing...Doesn't it scream "People of the world, unite!"? "Work together, (make) love (with) trees, we are the world, make EVs, not diesels,..." Can't you feel the vibe?

Well, NOPE. We can't, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't. If you like it, feel free and go see it. It will be on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen (really, in Denmark, not the US) starting September and well into 2010 (January 10), together with the creations of other artists: "moving pictures, interactive installations, audio, sculpture, mass media, text, painting, collage and even smell."

While you're there, we'll attend to some serious business, like going to Frankfurt, for what we believe really is a contemporary art display: the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA for some of you).
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