Art of Speed : Porsche Designs
“Dream Big.” by Scottish artist Chris Labrooy
Porsche Singapore ignites our fascination for the iconic 911 with two art-pieces for the Singapore Art Week 2023
Singapore - Timed with the Singapore Art Week 2023 and the opening of its Porsche NOW Pop-up brand space at Guoco Tower (read more about Porsche Singapore's permanent home HERE), Porsche Singapore is showcasing two immersive art exhibitions that cast a spotlight on the iconic model most synonymous with the brand – the 911. (Click HERE to read about the evolution of the 911)
The model choice is particularly significant given 2023 is the 60th anniversary of the 911, a towering legend that has transcended the automotive world and leapt into the realms of art and entertainment.
The Art of Dreams Singapore returns for a second edition with “Dream Big.” by Scottish artist Chris Labrooy.
The structure stands 3.5-metres tall and 'plays' with an actual 911 sportscar, with the use of the same rubber flooring found in HDB playgrounds from which the helmet-clad figure rises out of adds a decidedly Singapore flavour to the masterpiece.
The exhibition is open to the public at Silver Leaf, Gardens by the Bay from 5:00am to 12:00am every day, from 6 to 15 January 2023.
In parallel to the exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, art enthusiasts can also immerse themselves in a curated collection of Chris Labrooy’s flights of fancy and whimsical artworks at Porsche’s new temporary experiential brand space at Mandala Club.
Daniel Arsham's 'Crystal Eroded Porsche 992'
This same space at the Mandala Club is also where Porsche is showcasing its second highlight for Singapore Art Week 2023, as the ground floor of the private members club has been transformed into a minimalist gallery space.
At the centre of the gallery sits the “Crystal Eroded Porsche 992”, another unmistakably sculpted Porsche 911 sportscar as imagined by iconic American artist Daniel Arsham.
The exterior is executed in an off-white tone with a noticeable absence of Porsche emblems on the wheels and bonnet (although the 'Porsche' word is still emblazoned across its pert derrière).
This 'blank canvas' is accented by eroded areas featuring quartz and pyrite crystals. The interior of the car has also been reworked with a bespoke earth-tone stone-washed canvas to complement the overall vibes of the art-piece, with the upholstery dotted with Daniel Arsham marked drawings. The car is completed with an 'ARSHAM 3019' license plate on the rear.
The “Crystal Eroded Porsche 992“ by Daniel Arsham will be on display at Mandala Club from 10:00am to 10:00pm every day except Monday, from 6 to 15 January 2023.
Porsche Singapore and Mandala Club has also be unveiled an exclusive collection of artist merchandise by Chris Labrooy and Daniel Arsham that is available for purchase from the Mandala Club, with sale proceeds going to *SCAPE in support of local youth programmes in areas of creative arts, media and entertainment as well as entrepreneurship and careers.