“Art is the Process” Exhibition to Dismantle and Rebuild Porsche 911

Features, Lifestyle I By Justin Cornelison I June 15, 2023
Art is the Process exhibition by Morton Street Partners, New York City

The captivating intersection of art, design, and technology takes center stage in the new art exhibition, “Art is the Process,” presented by Morton Street Partners. This innovative showcase offers visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the often unseen processes that create and define the world around us. With a captivating focus on the meticulous dismantling and reassembly of a 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2, the exhibition promises to challenge traditional perceptions of art and invite viewers to appreciate the value of the creative process itself.

Art is the Process

Morton Street Partners, known for their distinctive curatorial projects merging contemporary art and collectible cars, made their mark on the art world with their launch exhibition, “Unsafe At Any Speed,” curated by renowned art-world provocateur Kenny Schachter in March 2022. The success of their debut show has paved the way for this new endeavor, where Morton Street Partners continues to bridge the gap between artists, designers, institutions, and automobiles from around the globe.

Situated in the heart of the West Village at 16 Morton Street, Morton St. Partners has transformed the ground floor of a 19th-century carriage house into a remarkable 3,000 square-foot exhibition space. The lofted white cube interior boasts the capacity to accommodate two parked cars for every exhibition, further emphasizing the connection between art and automobiles. The working garage door that defines the building’s unique façade adds a touch of authenticity and serves as a symbol of the exhibition’s theme of dismantling and reassembling.

Over the course of three months, “Art is the Process” immerses visitors in an unmediated viewing experience that delves into the art of disassembly and assembly. By shedding light on the hidden aspects of creative and technological processes, the exhibition challenges preconceived notions of art, urging viewers to reconsider the value of the artistic process itself. Automobiles, often admired for their aesthetic qualities, are revealed as intricate systems of infrastructure, comparable to cities with their own networks of electric lines, water pipes, oil, heat, and fuel. This exhibition seeks to extend the appreciation of automobiles beyond their form and emphasizes the beauty found in their construction, repair, failure, and reconstruction.

Art is the Process

At the heart of the exhibition is the work of Greg Anagnostopoulos, a self-taught artist hailing from Queens, New York. Anagnostopoulos embraces automobiles as a medium for his mechanical processes, with a particular focus on Porsche vehicles. His approach to disassembling and reassembling cars can be likened to a monastic ritual, celebrating intentionality, patience, and dedication. As the 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 is meticulously deconstructed, its various components will be artfully displayed on the gallery walls, transforming the space into an archaeological exhibit of sorts. This presentation exposes the intricacies of the car’s inner workings and highlights the fascinating relationships between its parts.

“Art is the Process” goes beyond a traditional exhibition, inviting viewers not only to observe but also to actively engage with the process. Through this participatory approach, the exhibition aims to foster a deeper understanding of the interconnections between art, design, and technology. It encourages visitors to question and reevaluate the boundaries of artistic practice and sparks meaningful conversations on the importance of process in the creation of beauty.

The exhibition curated by Morton Street Partners presents a groundbreaking exploration of the interplay between art, design, and technology, while simultaneously paying homage to the beauty and complexity of automobiles. By unraveling the hidden layers of creative processes, “Art is the Process” offers visitors a rare glimpse into the mechanisms that shape our world. This exhibition promises to be a thought-provoking and visually stunning experience, inspiring audiences to appreciate the profound impact of the artistic process on the creation of beauty.

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