BMW launch new award scheme at Art Basel Miami
The Art Journey Award
Art Basel Miami has this year added an exciting new award scheme to their programming thanks to BMW. The automobile company, known for its exceptional German engineering as well as its aesthetic design, has announced the initiation of its Art Journey Award.
The award is open to all emerging artists that are exhibiting at this year Art Basel in Miami and Hong-Kong. The recipient will receive support from BMW in the form of a mobile studio that will afford the artist the ability to travel almost anywhere around the world on a journey of artistic expression and discovery.
BMW has a long history of engaging with the art world from as far back as 1975 when race-car driver Poulain commissioned American artist Alexander Calder to paint the first BMW 'Art Car' using a BMW as a blank canvas. Since Calder’s first work, many world renowned artists have joined with BMW to create Art Cars and other artistic collaborations. BMW continues to demonstrate its commitment to being a “player in the art world.”