Drive-thru art exhibition at Ahoy Rotterdam for electric cars
You've heard of drive-in cinemas. Well now you can attend a drive-in art exhibition in an electric car! This is a first for Rotterdam - and the whole world!
The Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam has used a mixture of resilience, creativity and thinking outside the box to come up with an art experience that is not only beautiful and exciting, but takes the idea of social distancing to a brand new level.
Indoor drive-in art exhibition
The famous event venue Ahoy Rotterdam joins forces with Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum for a special kind of exhibition, with over 10.000 square metres of exhibition space for this fascinating installation. Over 750 cars can be admitted to the exhibit per day, making it a highly unusual visual experience.
Ahoy has provided the venue - almost the size of two football pitches, while the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum have kitted the place out for this revolutionary art event. Cars drive around hall 1 at a walking pace, where viewers are introduced to more than 40 works, consisting of pieces from the permanent museum collection along with contemporary art installations.
Featured artists at Boijmans Ahoy Drive-Thru Museum
The featured artists are: Ted Noten, Oskar Kokoschka, Bas Jan Ader, Melanie Smith, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Ugo Rondinone, Cyprien Gaillard, Joep van Lieshout, Wieki Somers, Jim Shaw, Bas Princen, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Anselm Kiefer, Olaf Nicolai and Marijke van Warmerdam
View art in an electric car
Do you drive an electric car? Then welcome to the exhibition! If not, just bring your driver's license - there are electric cars available that you can rent on site for going inside to view the art. This sounds like pure fun!
Museums in the Netherlands have been coming up with novel ways to deal with bringing art to the public in these challenging times. Sjarel Ex, director of the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum declared: "We longed for this event that offers action, fun and contemplation, with excitement and amazement guaranteed."
Plan your visit
Browse the Ahoy Rotterdam website (in English) or the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum website (in Dutch) for more information.