Louisiana Museum of Modern Art with BMW Group: COP 15 public symposium "Where do we go from here?"

Extract from: Where do we go from here? Networked_Performance Blog

On the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with BMW Group, invites the public to an open symposium comprising international names in the fields of architecture, design, contemporary art and technology. The one-day symposium will, among others, discuss the new challenges pertaining to the environment as well as issues of sustainability in the creative sector. A number of the world’s leading innovative personalities will present their ideas and visions for the future in lectures and discussions.

The participants of the symposium “Where do we go from here?” are the artists Olafur Eliasson, Sissel Tolaas, Shilpa Gupta and Ann Lislegaard; the engineer Matthias Schuler, Transsolar; the environmental entrepreneur Kresse Wesling, Elvis & Kresse; the designer and architect Patricia Urquiola; Ulrich Kranz, Head of “project i”, BMW Group.

Olafur Eliasson’s “Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project” Besides the exhibitions “Green Architecture for the Future,” “Faith, Hope and Love: Jacob Holdt’s America,” “The World is Yours” will also be on view at the Louisiana Museum, a major international survey of contemporary art. “The World is Yours” showcases Olafur Eliasson’s 16th BMW Art Car titled “Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project.” Eliasson’s project transforms an object of advanced industrial design into a work of art that critically and poetically reflects on the relationship between global warming and the automotive industry. The BMW H2R race car, a hydrogen-powered vehicle, was developed to attain speed records while pursuing a sustainable future based on the use of regenerative fuel. Eliasson has removed the car’s outer shell and replaced it with a complex, translucent skin made of steel mesh, reflective steel panels, and many layers of ice.

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