Artist: Yngve Holen
Date: 2016
Medium: Diamond wire cutting
Materials: Plastic, Leather, Glass, Fabric, Foam
Dimensions: Dimensions variables
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 écorché, 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. 


Down to Earth
Gropius Bau Berlin, Berlin (Allemagne)
du 13 Aug au 13 Sep 2020
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
du 11 Oct 2019 au 16 Feb 2020
The colette store, Paris (France)
du 19 Jun au 05 Aug 2017
Faisons de l'inconnu un allié
Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris (France)
du 11 Oct au 23 Oct 2016
Kunsthalle Basel, Bâle (Suisse)
du 13 May au 14 Aug 2016

Production specifications

The Foundation team and the artists produce working elements and images of the works at different stages of production (sketches, mock-ups, prototypes, etc.).
11 October 2016
06 October 2016
12 July 2016
05 May 2016
11 April 2016
06 April 2016
24 March 2016
23 March 2016
21 March 2016
08 March 2016
08 January 2016 par Elena Filipovic
24 November 2015
01 June 2015