Racing Cars: The Art Dimension at the newly opened art museum ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark presents a large, artistic installation on Formula 1 and Le Mans racing cars. A meeting between art and racing cars, the show focuses on the sculptural and aesthetic dimensions of the cars.
The walls have been painted black; the floor covered by reflecting steel plates; the gallery columns have become red, metallic pistons, and the lights have been turned into giant piston rings.
The racing cars are presented on steel podiums in an installation of light, sound and moving images.
On the black walls hang reliefs showing the contours of the world's Formula 1 racetracks, while the big screens in the exhibition rooms show sequences from races, relating the exhibition to the reality for which the cars were created.
Among the exhibited cars are: Ferrari, McLaren, Tyrell, Lotus, Panoz, Jaguar, Vanhall, Maserati, Jaguar, Audi and Alfa Romeo.
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Web Site