What some might call a Lamborghini Gallardo defaced by an angry key-wielding mob of supercar-haters the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Aarhus, Denmark calls a visitor-interactive work of art with a message about societal impact, reports Oddity Central.
The Danish gallery’s “Low Key” exhibit handed museum patrons keys and invited them to chip in on this piece of art by chipping, keying, and scratching the paint on this Lambo—not even the Lambo’s badges or windows were off-limits.
The vandalization of the Gallardo was cut short after patrons started running short on unblemished paint.
Pernille Taagaard Dinesen of ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum says the exhibition was intended to illicit a strong response from patrons, given the museum’s use of an exotic supercar for the exercise in destruction.
“And this is why people’s reactions to ‘Low Key’ are so strong,” said Dinesen. “Because we did this to something iconic, we mutilated a boy’s dream.”
The exhibition will be displayed until September, at which point the rust-ready Lamborghini will enter Norwegian artist DOLK’s private collection.
(Oddity Central with video via Youtube/Helgert)