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Is that art or can that go?

In October, the Museum of Modern Arts in New York celebrates its reopening. Performance art, events and the previous collection are to find a new old home in modern Bauhaus architecture. A Porsche is a fitting part of it. We think: They could easily add another one as well.

Text: Marko Knab Photo: MoMA 15.07.2019 1 min

Art: can be a painting, but also architecture or even a car. But in any case it's a craft. Want proof? Supplies the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. His architecture and collection combine all aspects of art - among the exhibits is also a timeless 911 from 1965. Not surprisingly, we think. With its iconic and clear form, it blends perfectly into the open and reduced design of the exhibition rooms. The same values apply in New York as in Zuffenhausen: Simple elegance meets timeless design and blends in with an eye for current discourses. But this year that also means that: Autumn brings us something new

The museum in the Big Apple is re-staging itself and its collection: When its revised rooms reopen on October 21st, the icon in the heart of New York will offer more space, more perspectives, more exhibits. It then negotiates current developments in an interdisciplinary and intermedial manner, rearranging existing exhibits in a new and innovative way. In short: more inspiration, more clarity.

And Porsche? Offering its first all-electric car, the Taycan. And it should be a serious contender for entry into the collection of the MoMA. From the design sketches that have been published so far and that suggest a Porsche-typical, elegant design language, together with the already highly acclaimed performance, it would definitely have met all the requirements for inclusion in the collection.

The question of genre remains open: As a design icon, will the Taycan be more contemporary art or, with its output of over 600 hp, Performance art? We believe both.