Chinese Artist Cao Fei’s BMW Art Car

For the first time ever, a digital version of the renowned auto accompanies the physical model

by Alessandro De Toni When it comes to the incredible speed of development in China, the other side of the coin is corruption, pollution, social disparity, wild urbanization and more—themes not only tackled by daily news, but explored by Cao Fei and many other Chinese contemporary artists. Cao Fei, a young internationally acclaimed Beijing-based artist, is certainly a standout name when it comes to portraying …

“A Beautiful Disorder” at Cass Sculpture Foundation

The UK's first large-scale contemporary Chinese sculpture exhibition outdoors

About two hours from London, or an hour from Brighton, Cass Sculpture Foundation sprawls across 26 acres of land and features monumental large-scale sculptures on its grounds. Open to the public seven days a week from April through November, the foundation commissions the works found within—and sells them, splits the profit evenly with the artist, and then uses their own share to commission more works. …

Design Concepts for BMW Art Cars #18 and #19

Since 1975, BMW has partnered with artists to transform their models into something more than a piece of art. The latest crop, #18 by artist Cao Fei and #19 by John Baldessari continue the tradition. The former will debut, in person, summer 2017 and hit the track shortly thereafter in Asia. Baldessari’s vehicle is set to premiere this year at Art Basel, Miami Beach and …