The BMW Guggenheim Lab and BMW i at Art Basel Miami Beach


The BMW Guggenheim Lab and BMW i at Art Basel Miami Beach. BMW supports the international art show.

Miami/Munich, November 24, 2011.The 10th edition of  Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas,  takes place from December 1st to 4th. More than 260 leading galleries  from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will  showcase works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st  centuries.

This year, BMW will be in the show and also be in  attendance as a guest with the BMW Guggenheim Lab. In addition, the  carmaker will provide the VIP car service for visitors.

On Tuesday November 29th from 7 to 9 p.m. BMW and Art Basel Miami  Beach host a VIP reception to celebrate the BMW Guggenheim Lab. Those  attending the event are invited to become acquainted with the six-year  initiative launched by BMW and the Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.  During its tour, the Guggenheim Lab, an urban think tank and public  research laboratory for the exploration of innovative ideas and  concepts for mega-cities, will travel to a total of nine cities worldwide.

Annette Schönholzer and Marc Spiegler, co-directors of Art Basel  and Art Basel Miami Beach: “Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach  are pleased to continue the long partnership with BMW. BMW’s  involvement in the art world has been ongoing on all continents for  many years now.”

“From the very beginning, BMW has participated in Art Basel  Miami Beach,” comments Dr. Uwe Ellinghaus, Head of Brand  Management at BMW and BMW Group Marketing Services. Our commitment has  absolutely nothing to do with blatant logo placement. At the  reception, we will offer interested visitors a platform for dialogue  and exchange of ideas with experts from the BMW Guggenheim Lab in the  midst of one of the world’s most significant art shows.”

Moreover, the company will also be holding an event dealing with the  theme “The Future of Design & Sustainability”.  “BMW i” and the Dwell Magazine are jointly inviting to  attend the event which will take place on 2nd November from 7 to 11  p.m. Until 8 p.m. there will be an exclusive press interview and  discussion with “BMW i” design director Benoit Jacob,  followed by a cocktail reception with music.

In addition to Art Basel Miami Beach, BMW supports other art shows  all over the world, including Art Basel, Frieze Art Fair London, ART  HK, Art Toronto, Art Amsterdam, TEFAF Maastricht and Paris Photo as  well as the initiatives Gallery Weekend Berlin and Independent Collectors.