An Exploding Chevy Can Be Pretty, Really

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We don't know your opinion on the Chevy Metro. But we can assume that Cai Guo-Qiang is not too fond of the four-door sedan, as he has an art exhibit currently on display at the Guggenheim museum in New York City displaying the gradual exploding of the car. Six Metros have been hung in the famous rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece. The entire exhibit is intended to simulate the violence of a car bomb, by using lights and careful positioning.


I applaud your memory if you're saying "Hey...." in response to this design because Guo-Qiang has done something similar before, but with Ford Tauruses. Another art dude who digs cars! Or at least does stuff with them. The mounting process seems pretty simple—a lot of cables, period. The exhibition will be on display until May 28. Check out the following link for a video that shows the installation process and more. [Guggenheim via MAKE]

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Raphael Orlove

I went to go see this. It was rad, but I definitely walked over to just stare at the full car at the bottom. I think I was the only one there who was just geeked out about being able to gawk at cars. Pretty soon I was blabbing about how cars are like unappreciated pieces of architecture (carchitecture?) and it wasn't long before I brought up the Dymaxion.