Artist: Tom Volkaert
Exhibition title: Cart Wheels & Accessories
Venue: CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
Date: March 8 – May 14, 2017
Photography: Kristof Vranken, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and CIAP, Hasselt
The Classic Cart Wheel features a welded chain and an eight spoke design. This wheel provides a unique individual look for any show car or cruiser. The Classic Cart Wheels are available in a wide range of bright colors and in brilliant chrome. A Holler Installation Kit is necessary to mount this wheel to a vehicle. This wheel will work with any Holler Standard 3000 or 4000 Series Installation Kits. It WILL NOT work with Holler Billet or US Installation Kits.
With Cart Wheels & Accessories Volkaert continues a series of ceramic sculptures, Steering Wheels & Accessories (2016), in CIAP. The art installation refers to the social realistic paintings in this room depicting the rural life and the emerging mining industry, and combines them with contemporary elements from the advertising and entertainment industries and from the skate scene. A ceramic barrier prevents visitors from entering the largest room, which disrupts our conditioned behaviour during a visit to an exhibition.