‘Corona-proof plan’: Dutch museum launches drive-by art show

"Boijmans Ahoy drive-thru museum" August 2020 in Rotterdam Ahoy Photo: Courtesy of West8

Visitors keen to see works from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam will be able to see their favourite pieces soon—from the comfort of a car. Next month, up to 750 visitors per day will ride in electric cars through the 10,000 sq. m Ahoy arena, where more than 40 works from the collection will be displayed. The initiative is a “corona-proof plan”, say the organisers.

“In Hall 1 of Ahoy [in Rotterdam], a space the size of almost one and a half football pitches, the works will be arranged as if on a track,” says a project statement. “Visitors will experience the drive-thru exhibition from their own cocoon in the car, strangely enough the means of transport in which people now feel safest.”

The headlights will illuminate the works in the dimly lit space. Organisers stress that the exhibition (1-23 August) is only accessible by electric car; visitors may bring their own or hire a vehicle from a local car dealer. Works by artists such as Oskar Kokoschka, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Ugo Rondinone and Cyprien Gaillard, will go on show along with installations by Bas Princen, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Anselm Kiefer and Olaf Nicolai.

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