Elliasson Puts His BMW Art Car On Ice, Suck It LichtensteinMatt Hardigree4/25/08 10:40amFiled to: NoveltiesAlternative EnergyBmwBMW Art CarBMW h2EliassonElliasson Art CarHydrogenOlafur17EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThere's apparently some competition for the Frozen Chevy Nova installation in our ongoing quest for the best piece of ice-based conceptual automotive art pieces. The latest entry comes from Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Elliasson, who has been one of our favorite artists since his The Weather Project at the Tate, which is maybe our favorite contemporary installation (take that FelixGonzalez-Torres). This one involved removing the shell of a BMW H2 racer and replacing it with reflective metal and then covering it with a fragile layer of ice. Said Elliasson "How do we give a tangible dimension to the fact that our engagement in the world has global consequences? How can we as consumers and creators of reality change the trajectory of transportation? Of moving? How can we put pressure on the car as an object?" We got to see Elliasson speak before an exhibit at the Menil in Houston and we can attest to him not being a completely insane foreign artist. Larger photo and press release below the jump.