In the name of art, of course. Isn’t that always the case? The ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany recently closed the doors on their Car Culture exhibition. Part of that exhibition was the piece below built by the German duo of Martin Kaltwasser and Folke Köbberling.
Originally constructed for the Craz’s Steirischer Herbst Festival in 2008, the pair created the wooden Cayennes using images from Porsche catalogs as their models.
While my German is a bit elementary, if I read the description of the installation properly, it seems like the artist were trying to say that the Cayenne is a beautiful mode of transportation and the only true way to value or appreciate beauty is to see it in a destroyed state. Hence the two smashed up wooden Cayennes.
Anyone have better German than me? Here’s a link to the explanation.
Not surprisingly, the Cayennes weren’t the only Porsches in the exhibit. Noted concrete artist Gottfired Bechtold’s “Crash” (2001) was on display as well.
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[Source: Fastcodesign.com – Pictures: zkm.de]