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“Pit Stop” Audi museum mobile

Starting September 23, 2015 to February 28, 2016, Audi’s museum mobile invites visitors to make a “Pit Stop” at a new special exhibit. This exhibit, named “Pit Stop – The art of MotorSport”, is artist Stephan Quenkert’s perspective on Motorsport. Inside of this exhibit will be 22 concrete art objects and five automobiles from Audi Motorsport.

Artist Stephan Quenkert
Artist Stephan Quenkert

Dynamics, teamwork, precision and the latest technology: Stephan Quenkert transfers all of these typical values from motorsport into his work. To Quenkert, a car is much more than just four wheels and a box of metal. Quenkert feels that a car is a surface, a surface that can be just a line or disappear altogether. Not being an art major, that sounds like nonsense to a layman like myself. But to a lover of arts, Quenkert’s work is probably outstanding.

The Audi R8 “Gulf Racing” is one of the five original race cars in the special “Pit stop” exhibit.
The Audi R8 “Gulf Racing” is one of the five original race cars in the special “Pit stop” exhibit.

Quenkert’s abstract work leaves viewers with a great scope for interpretation. His work is based on photographs of Audi Motorsport. “The abstraction of function and content is intentional. This creates mirror images that recall the photographs placed next to them, but by removing the original photo, no longer allow any references and that appear to link to ‘concrete art’ or to a ‘concrete art’ in the future.” Says Quenkert of his work.

“Pit stop” at the Audi museum mobile
“Pit stop” at the Audi museum mobile

In addition to works by Stephan Quenkert, original race cars are also part of the exhibit. These inspired the artist and are reflected in his pictures: As a result, motorsport fans can look forward to seeing an Auto Union Type D racing car (1939), the Le Mans Audi R8 (2001) and Audi R18 e-tron quattro (2012) racing cars, as well as an Audi A4 DTM (2011) and an Audi R8 LMS (2009).

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.