Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr Selected for a Second BMW Art Journey. German Artist Duo to Visit Jamaica, China, North America, and Europe with Support from BMW and Art Basel.

Munich/Basel. BMW and Art Basel are gay to
benefaction video artists Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr (represented by
Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf) as a winners of a second BMW Art
Journey. The general consultant jury comparison unanimously Fehr and
Rühr from a shortlist of 3 artists whose works were exhibited in
a Positions zone during Art Basel’s uncover in Miami Beach in Dec 2015.

Their plan “The Art of Memory: Dub Music and a CCTV Tower”
is an extended review into a ever-growing interconnectedness
of contemporary life. The artists constraint today’s tellurian linkages
by a embellishment of a loop – both as a visible form and as a
complement of informative delivery and cross-pollination. Cologne-based
Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr will transport extensively to conduct
research, their dual focal points of seductiveness are Jamaican dub reggae
song and a iconic CCTV building in Beijing. Seemingly unrelated, the
Beijing architectural landmark designed by Rem Koolhaas and the
Jamaican song character both follow a loop structure. Koolhaas has
law a building as a “looped skyscraper”, violation adult the
required monolithic form into dual and reconnecting a masses into
an strange circle. Dub song is an electronic, looped form of
reggae. Jamaican musicians use synthesizers constructed in a West
enabling a non-linear account structure, as against to progressing forms
of Jamaican reggae music.

Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr will contrariety these dual themes through
film, song and TV productions, seen as choice forms of memory
and memory-creation. The artists will transport around Europe, a US and
Jamaica to talk dub musicians, follow them on debate and document
their studio work. In Beijing, a twin is formulation to request the
pattern of a CCTV tower.

Combining opposite forms of transport – delayed transport on a train and fast
intercontinental craft rides – a artists will simulate on a notion
of a tour itself. As they settled in their offer for a Art
Journey: “Just like dub music, transport is non-linear, unplannable, full
of wormholes, and in any courtesy psychedelic.”


Art Basel and BMW will combine with a artists to request the
tour and share it with a broader open by imitation publications,
online and amicable media.


The jury of general experts, that voted unanimously to select
Fehr and Rühr’s proposal, enclosed Juan Gaitán,
Director Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City;
Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director New Museum,
New York City; Gabriele Horn, Director KW Institute
for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Victoria Noorthoorn,
Director Museo de Arte Moderna, Buenos Aires; and Bisi
, Director Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos. 

In serve to Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr, a shortlisted artists
from a Positions zone for rising artists during Art Basel in Miami
Beach included: Fritzia Irizar (represented by Arredondo Arozarena,
Mexico City) and Dan Bayles (represented by François Ghebaly Gallery,
Los Angeles).


In a corner statement, a jury pronounced about their selection: “In their
prior works, Henning Fehr and Philip Rühr have demonstrated an
unusual ability to investigate and report blurb and cultural
behaviors in a demeanour that combines critique and a genuine,
ardent seductiveness in their selected subjects. Their juncture of
song and TV prolongation will concede them to try connectors between
resisting nonetheless associated informative phenomena. The jury was tender by
a team’s ability to bond astonishing areas of research, such as
architecture, music, rhetoric, and a investigate of memory. Particularly
engaging was a approach in that they described their skeleton to
swap opposite modes of travel, operative during opposite speeds and
refusing to simply accept a rhythms of tourism and of a globalized
convenience economy.”


The BMW Art Journey is a tellurian partnership between Art Basel and
BMW, that has been combined to commend and support rising artists
worldwide. This singular endowment is open to artists who are exhibiting in
a Discoveries and Positions sectors in a Hong Kong and Miami Beach
shows of Art Basel, respectively. Two judging panels comprised of
internationally eminent experts accommodate initial to name a shortlist of
3 artists from a sector, who are invited to contention proposals for
a tour directed to serve rise their ideas and artistic work. The
jury reconvenes to name a leader from a 3 proposals.


The subsequent turn of selections for a BMW Art Journey will take place
during Art Basel in Hong Kong, where on Mar 23 a 3 shortlisted
artists from a Discoveries zone will be presented to a public,
during a BMW Lounge. The leader of a third Art Journey will be
announced in early summer 2016.


BMW is a tellurian partner of Art Basel and has upheld Art Basel’s
3 shows in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong for many years.


For serve information about a artists and a project, greatfully visit:



 For serve questions greatfully contact:

Dr. Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs

Head of Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-24753



Mail: [email protected]


Dorothee Dines

Art Basel

Head of Media Relations

Telephone: + 41 58 206 27 06

Email: [email protected]


About Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr

Henning Fehr (b.1985 in Erlangen, Germany) and Philipp Rühr (b. 1986
in Brühl, Germany) live and work in Cologne. The twin was awarded the
Förderpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen für junge Künstlerinnen und
Künstler in 2014 and perceived a studio grant from Kölnischer
Kunstverein and Imhoff Stiftung as good as a transport grant for
Istanbul from a Kunststiftung NRW. Their use is secure in a
shamanistic thought of cinema, in that a filmmaker is suspended
between active appearance and pacifist reflection. At Art Basel in
Miami Beach 2015 a artists presented “Polyrhythm Technoir” (2015), a
three-part film that allegorizes a benefaction state of electronic
music. Each of a work’s 3 sections is endangered with a different
subject – Polyrhythm, Phasing, and Synchronicity – any of that finds
a countenance in a demeanour of a illustration and presentation.


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