Thursday, 27 July 2006

Is it Car Art?

Top: the wreck, bottom: the new bodyshell by Leepu Awlia (2006)
Here's a new exhibition - Car - in a brand new arts centre: Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, Bethnal Green, London. Car was featured on BBC London News yesterday, including an interview with artist Leepu Awlia from Bangladesh. He's been renovating the junkyard wreck (top) since 30 May and the newly sprayed bodyshell (bottom) arrived yesterday. He has until 4 September to complete the renovation. But is it the car that's the art or is it the renovation that's "performance art"? Whatever, can Coxsoft Art have one, please? It would look great in my drive, amongst the shrubs. Smart nest box for the blue tits?


At 28/7/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

So he takes junkyard cars and renovates them into beautiful sculptures? Or do they function as well?

At 28/7/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

He's got a team of trainee mechanics working with him, all volunteers I believe, so I reckon it'll be turned into a functioning car with a custom body shell that takes it into the art class. When interviewed, he was very modest. He didn't claim it was art; he said he did it for the love of it! Sounds like an artist to me, and not the Hirst/Edwards variety.


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