"Custom Car Commandos" Exhibition

Art in General

poster for "Custom Car Commandos" Exhibition

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As chief executives of the Big Three auto manufacturers of Detroit plead for emergency government bailout, the exhibition "Custom Car Commandos" relates the auto industry to the image industry. The exhibition consists of video works by Nancy Davenport, Lars Mathisen, Alex Villar, and Angie Waller, as well as a lecture by Liam Gillick and a publication in collaboration with Dexter Sinister.

The artists included in "Custom Car Commandos" utilize the auto body as a vehicle for socioeconomic, political, environmental, and psychological phenomena brought about by the current crisis. Kenneth Anger’s short film "Kustom Kar Kommandos" of 1965 provides an historical touchstone for the current exhibition, invoking relationships between cars, power, dominance, and desire.

Guest curated by Sandra Skurvida



from January 16, 2009 to March 07, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-01-16 from 18:30 to 20:30

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