June 14, 2013

International artists turn Volvo XC60 into a work of art at Volvo Art Session

For the third consecutive year, Volvo Car Switzerland organised the Volvo Art Session at the central train station in Zurich, Switzerland. Both emerging and established artists took part by giving a 2014 Volvo XC60 a completely new look.

The theme of this year's Volvo Art
Session in Zurich was 'Designed Around You'. On stage stood a white XC60 in front of a white dropback canvas. The international artists where invited to paint, spray and design to make their imaginations come alive. At the end of each session they created a three-dimensional work of art that only existed for a short while until the next artist painted over it.

"With the Art Session we want to demonstrate that Volvo Cars is a creative and innovative brand which places people at its heart. This unique art happening also enables us to reach new potential customers who hadn't considered Volvo previously," said Anouk Poelmann, President of Volvo Car Switzerland.

"The diversity this year was immense, and this was really noticeable. Positive and creative energy flowed throughout the stage where the artists were working. Passers-by were constantly stopping and taking photographs of the work. Many stayed long enough to see the transformation of the car," added Anouk.

Volvo Art Session was held at Zurich's central train station, one of the busiest covered public places in Europe.

The art happening has been documented by well-known Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini. His images will be published in a photo book later this year. Additionally, the continually changing face of the Volvo XC60 has been captured on a high-end time-lapse camera. The Volvo Art Session can therefore also be enjoyed as a cinematic work.

This year's artists were the renowned German 3-D graffiti artist DAIM, the French-American duo Koralie & Supakitch, the rising street art stars Etam Cru from Poland, the Swiss Graphic Designer Blanda Eggenschwiler, the Canadian couple Lexr & Evoke, as well as the half-Chinese artist Daniel Man who is based in Germany.


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