daniel arsham brings his eroded automobile sculptures to petersen automotive museum in l. a.

daniel arsham brings his eroded automobile sculptures to petersen automotive museum in l. a.

introducing ‘Arsham Auto Motive’

 

From February 25 to November 26, 2023, New York-based artist Daniel Arsham will current his eroded automobile sculptures on the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition, titled ‘Arsham Auto Motive,’ options a number of replicas of supercars, together with the Porsche 356 Bonsai (see designboom’s protection right here) and different automotive artifacts within the interdisciplinary artist’s signature fashion, and depicts a ‘fictional archeology’ wherein objects from our cultural and materials current are dug up someday within the distant future.

daniel arsham brings his eroded car sculptures to petersen automotive museum in los angeles
the eroded automobile sculptures will probably be on view from February 25, 2023 | all pictures by Guillaume Ziccarelli, courtesy of the artist and Perrotin

 

 

an area the place yesterday, at present and tomorrow collide

 

The brand new exhibit on the Petersen Automotive Museum illustrates Daniel Arsham’s fascination with automobiles and archaeology. Within the present, present automotive designs are conceived as historic relics, a few of which have been eaten away by the passage of time. Extra particularly, the exhibition consists of the Eroded 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster, 2018 Eroded Ferrari, and 2022 Blue Calcite Eroded Porsche 911. These casts of contemporary artifacts are produced from geological supplies reminiscent of sand, quartz, and selenite, and seem fossilized as if that they had simply been found after being buried for a very long time.

 

By way of the sculptures in Arsham Auto Motive, the New York-based artist historicizes the car — a main instance of modernity — and its related symbols, giving the viewer a glimpse into future historical past. ‘Arsham’s ‘eroded’ works occupy an area the place the ideas of yesterday, at present, and tomorrow collide,’ reads the exhibition description on the museum’s official web site.

daniel arsham brings his eroded car sculptures to petersen automotive museum in los angeles
the exhibition consists of the Porsche 356 Bonsai by Daniel Arsham

daniel arsham brings his eroded car sculptures to petersen automotive museum in los angeles
present automotive designs are conceived as historic relics, a few of which have been eaten away by the passage of time

daniel arsham brings his eroded car sculptures to petersen automotive museum in los angeles
these casts of contemporary artifacts are produced from geological supplies reminiscent of sand, quartz, and selenite

daniel arsham brings his eroded car sculptures to petersen automotive museum in los angeles
the works seem fossilized as if that they had simply been found after being buried for a very long time