Volkswagen’s award-winning ID.4 has been selected for a new mission; to transport sculptor Tom Sachs and studio team during the fourth exhibition in Sach’s Space Program series, a thirteen-year exploration of the boundaries of other worlds and human possibilities. SPACE PROGRAM: RARE EARTHS will be on display at Hamburg, Germany’s Deichtorhallen from September 19, 2021 to April 10, 2022.
“The street is where we find inspiration and there is no better way to capture that than in a Volkswagen” said Cameron Batten, Chief Communications Officer for Volkswagen Group of America. “We’re proud to feature the all-electric ID.4 as the official mobility partner for American artist Tom Sachs and his studio team’s latest Space Program, “Rare Earths.”
For SPACE PROGRAM: RARE EARTHS, Sachs will transform the Deichtorhallen’s Hall of Contemporary Art – and its 3,200+ square feet of gallery space into an interactive landscape of original sculptures and bricolage work. Clad in the artist’s signature “Sachs Research Laboratory” branding, a small fleet of Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicles will transport Sachs and team throughout Hamburg to key exhibit-related events and tasks. When not in use, the fleet will frequently be stationed outside of Diechtorhallen for public observation.
On September 18, 2021, SPACE PROGRAM: RARE EARTHS will open with a 12-hour marathon activation documenting a mission to 4-Vesta, the brightest asteroid visible from Earth. Tickets to the exhibit are available at deichtorhallen.de.
The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV and the brand’s first global EV. Built on Volkswagen’s MEB electric vehicle architecture—the modular electric drive matrix—it marries the strengths of a purpose-built EV with performance, packaging and value, features that have marked the brand for decades. The ID.4 competes in the world’s largest market segment—compact SUVs—and is currently produced in Germany and China; it is slated to begin assembly in 2022 in the United States at the Chattanooga, TN plant.