Work from the Collection


Artist: Yngve Holen
Date: 2016
Medium: Diamond wire cutting
Materials: Plastic, Leather, Glass, Fabric, Foam
Dimensions: Variable dimensions
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin

Yngve Holen’s practice draws on industrial design and its applications. Known for his meticulous cuts of everyday objects, for the first time with the work CAKE the artist turned to a mass-produced luxury symbol: a Porsche Panamera coupe. Interested in the incongruity of this racing car, designed both as a sportscar and a family vehicle that seats four, Yngve Holen questions whether the notions of speed and safety are compatible by slicing the car into four sections using a diamond wire. Once cut and no longer functional, the car was presented as an anatomical cross-section, cut sides exposed, the better to reveal its bowels and former power. The work therefore puts an end to an ultimate object of desire as much as it questions the capacity to redistribute wealth equally.


Action des Galeries Lafayette en faveur de la création artistique
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées , Paris (France)
from 04 Oct to 23 Oct 2022
Down to Earth
Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (Allemagne)
from 13 Aug to 13 Sep 2020
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
from 11 Oct 2019 to 16 Feb 2020
The colette store, Paris (France)
from 19 Jun to 05 Aug 2017
Faisons de l'inconnu un allié
Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris (France)
from 11 Oct to 23 Oct 2016
Kunsthalle Basel, Bâle (Suisse)
from 13 May to 14 Aug 2016

Production specifications

The Fondation preserves and documents traces of the works at various stages of their creation (sketches, models, prototypes, etc.).
Vues de l'exposition Faisons de l'inconnu un allié
du 11 au 23 octobre 2016, 16 rue Debelleyme, Paris
11 October 2016
Montage de l'exposition Faisons de l'inconnu un allié
Insertion de la porsche depuis rue de Belleyme
06 October 2016
Plans 3d
12 July 2016
Montage de l'exposition VERTICALSEAT à la Kunsthalle de Bâle
05 May 2016
Production : Réalisation du socle
11 April 2016
Découpe de la Porsche
06 April 2016
24 March 2016
Production : Prototypage
23 March 2016
Production : Réalisation du socle
21 March 2016
Production : Achat de la Porsche
08 March 2016
Production : recherche de partenaire technique
08 January 2016
Production : recherche du véhicule
24 November 2015
01 June 2015
Elena Filipovic - producer