The New Horizon Teaser

Video of the NEW HORIZON BMW E3 Wundercar. The car and its design invite you to think about change and challenges… about new horizons. 

„What is your New Horizon project“?

 
 

The New Horizon Interview

Interview of the initiator and owner of the NEW HORIZON project,

Christian Zschocke and the main artist Heiner Meyer.

Videos by

Claudia Böhnert 

 

The New Horizon Theme Song

BMW E3 New Horizon Theme Song
The New Horizon Theme Song

Music by

Dennis Tjiok

 

Project New Horizon

 Spirit of 1969

 
 
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New Horizon Art Work

by Heiner Meyer

 

New Horizon Poems

by Juliana Haupt

 

New Horizon Silk Scarfs

by Regina Scholl

New Horizon Minichamps Model 1:18

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THE MAKING OF

Have a look at the fabulous work of Heiner Meyer and Walter Maurer creating this beautiful Art Car - The New Horizon

The PROJECT

The “New Horizon” is a work of art with a message.  The car and its design invite you to think about change and challenges… about new horizons.

 

The BMW E3 model was a milestone for BMW when introduced in 1968.  It set the template for the contemporary BMW saloon: driver focused, twin round headlamps, straight six engine (the “Big Six” which remained in production until the ‘90s), Hofmeister kink.  In many ways, the E3 came to define BMW, and revolutionised our expectations of large, luxurious and sporty saloons.  It therefore constitutes an automotive symbol of change. 

 

The E3 was introduced at a time of upheaval, as the ‘60s were drawing to an end.  This particular model dates from 1969, and its artwork celebrates the spirit of the time, the peak of the counterculture movement.  The Age of Aquarius dates from 1969 as does, yes, the Pink Panther TV show. 1969 was also the year of the first moon landing.  The artist Heiner Meyer’s design places the New Horizon in its original context.

 

After a painstaking restoration of this fully functional car, the paintwork was applied by German aerosol artist and car racer, Walter Mauer, who has painted many of the BMW Art Cars.  Walter Maurer has collaborated with artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and recently with contemporary Chinese artist, Cao Fei.  The New Horizon innovates the BMW Art Car paradigm, by using for the first time a historical car as a canvas to celebrate our future.

 

The New Horizon has been invited to be on display at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and the Miami and Karlsruhe Art Fairs, and was also seen at the Frankfurt Museum Angewandte Kunst.  It is displayed here courtesy of Christian Zschocke, who conceived and designed the project.

 

Timeline

The Jury, DEC. 2016

2016 - 2018  
Artistic contest jury meeting 2016
June 2018
German Pre-Launch
MAK - Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
December 2018
Global Launch (World Premiere)
Art Miami, Florida ("most photographed piece of art of the exhibition")

 

Model: 

BMW E3 "Grand Class"

BMW 2500 US Automatic - Chassis and matching engine no. 2150605; first series for US export; manufactured on 1 july 1969; fully functional and historically authentic.

 

Artistic Design:

Heiner Meyer (middle)

The artist was born in Bielefeld in 1953.

The works of Heiner Meyer have been presented worldwide in more than 200 group and solo exhibitions. His pictures and sculptures can be found in numerous public as well as private collections. His works as especially sought after in the American market. From the Hamptons to Miami, and as far away as Los Angeles, his works have already been on display in galleries and at art shows, for example at Art Miami.

 

Artistic Paint Coat:

Walter Maurer (left)

The German designer and university lecturer was born in Dachau, Bavaria in 1942. He is an important representative of modern cubism and expressionism in Germany. In his artworks, he often explains ethic issues against racism and extremism. He was also an artistic partner of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella. 

 
 

Artistic Advisor:

Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Technical Advisor and Documentation:

Sven and Ursula Höttges, München, Germany

 

Body and Chassis Works:

Martin Deggelmann, Martelleria, Forstern, Germany

 

Engine and Transmission:

Christian Kugler, Kleineichenhausen, Germany

International Forwarding:

Marc Sieber, SATS Group, Eching, Germany

European Forwarding:
Rolf Harter, car-trail.eu, Schapbach, Germany

Silk Scarf:

Regina Scholl, Wiesbaden, Germany

Music:

Frank Klaas & Horst Steuernagel, Frankfurt, Germany

Dennis Tjiok, London, UK

Videos:

Claudia Böhnert, COURAGE Strategieberatung, www.couragecomm.de, Frankfurt, Germany

Concept:

Christian Zschocke, Bad Homburg, Germany

 

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New Horizon Music Clip

Flashes of 1969

by Frank Klaas & Horst Steuernagel

Music:

 

  1. Pink Panther Theme - Henri Mancini 2:40 min - RCA/Ariola International LC 0316

  2. Aquarius/Let the sunshine - The 5th Dimension 0:13 min - Liberty Records GmbH 15193

  3. Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix 0:07 min - MCA Records  MCA13487

  4. Je t’aime moi non plus - Jane Birkin 0:10 min - Fontana  260 196 MF

  5. Get back - Beatles 0:12 min - Stroker Records New York City  5548-30

O-Tones:

  1. First Moon Landing 0.20 min 

  2. Willy Brandt - Mehr Demokratie wagen 0:11 min 

  3. Election Gustav Heinemann 0:16. min 

  4. Woodstock Festival „Stop this rain“ 0:15 min 

  5. Anti Vietnam War Protest 0:06 min 

  6. Interview Beatles zum Rooftop Concert 0:04 min 

  7. Report First Concorde Flight 0:10 min (British Pathé 1969) 

Listen to Flashes of 1969 here 

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Christian Zschocke – when law meets art

 

Christian Zschocke conceived and designed the NEW HORIZON project in 2016. He is a successful transactions lawyer, who is heading the German operation of a global lawfirm and its Corporate and Business Transactions practice in Frankfurt for over 20 years.  

 

Christian has a high affinity towards art and people who want to achieve something in their lives, who have clear goals and pursue them with high dedication and willpower. 

 

“I would love to see even more courage, more positive endeavors, more freedom. And that everyone sets their own horizons and goals. Because if you set and achieve your goals, you’re satisfied and happy.” (Christian Zschocke).

 

For this reason, he came up with the NEW HORIZON project. He wanted to make the world a better place by inspiring people to look at NEW HORIZONS. 

 

“And once you have that idea, you need something to help you express it. The E3 was a new horizon for BMW: the largest and fastest car, designed to take on the market leader. They really went out on a limb with this car. That seemed to me like a good foundation for the project” (Christian Zschocke).

 

Christian buys train-stations as an investment and loves chocolate, which is why his nickname was Schoggi as a child, a combination of his name and the word chocolate. He is a strong supporter of the art-community and has an active role in various voluntary associations. 

 

Christian grew up in Germany, studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and in London. In 1994 he received a doctorate in law from the University of Hamburg.

 

Christian lived and worked in Paris, Buenos Aires, London and Brussels, before moving to Frankfurt, where he still has his main residence. Christian is married and has one son.

I would love to see even more courage, more positive endeavors, more freedom.And that everyone sets their own horizons and goals.

Christian Zschocke

German Pre-Launch MAK Museum