View of the exhibition Joining Forces with the Unknown, Yngve Holen, 2016 © Isabelle Giovacchini

CAKE

Date: 2016
Medium: Installation, metal, plastic, leather, glass, fabric, paint, foam
Collection: Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin - Acquisition 2016

The Porsche Panamera cut into four pieces like a cake testifies a sacrificial gesture imposed unpon a mass-produced luxury object elevated onto the alter of art. Yngve Holen set out to work with a Porsche Panamera, which is promoted as a hybrid between a family and a sports car and, because of this, is unique in its kind.

After pursuing research into its origin, design and industrial background, Yngve Holen, whose practice often deals with industrial design and its applications, intervened on this object drastically, but with much care. He cut the car into four parts with a diamond cutter and presented them from the inside-out, thus rendering their “guts” visible to the public. Thought this act, he points directly to the car’s design and capacities, but perhaps also to its flaws. The artist ultimately questions whether notions of speed and security can ever meet.

Cake was festured at Kunsthalle Basel during the exhibition VERTICALSEAT from May 12 to August 14, 2016.

Karl Storms (cutting expert)
Jan Van Gils et Stefano Bernier (supplier and technical support for the cutting)
Stéphane Tombeur (locksmith)
Patrick Ferragne et Mathilde Protot de Art Project (installation)
Kyle Joseph et Matthew Evans (artist's assistants)
View of the exhibition Joining Forces with the Unknown, Yngve Holen, 2016 © Isabelle Giovacchini
View of the exhibition Joining Forces with the Unknown, Yngve Holen, 2016 © Isabelle Giovacchini

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
24 November 2015
 
01 June 2015