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Art on Wheels
The Vochol at the ArtSpace of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt

Mexican Beaded VW: Tour of Huichol Beetle

Two million glass beads, sixteen kilograms of resin, fabric, paint, yarn, and nine thousand work hours were needed to transform a VW Beetle into the Vochol  – a colorful work of art. Eight Huichol artisans from Mexico decorated the cult car, which is called “vocho” in common Mexican parlance, with traditional beadwork. The finely detailed work suffuses the body, seats, rims, steering wheel, and dashboard of the car with the pictorial language characteristic of the Huichol people. The Vochol is on view in the entrance area of Deutsche Bank’s new ArtSpace located in the Frankfurt Group Head Office. Here Deutsche Bank will present extraordinary projects and works by artists from Germany and other countries.

The motifs on the Vochol’s body play a central role in Huichol mythology. Snakes floating above a cloud symbolize rain, while four eagles and the sun denote the union of human beings and the gods. For the craftsmen from Midwestern Mexico, the decoration of the VW Beetle is much more than just an ambitious commissioned work. As a colorful ambassador of Mexican folk art and identity, the Vochol invites people to engage with the Huichol culture. The project, initiated by the Museo de Arte Popular de Mexico (MAP) and the Asociación de Amigos del MAP, is supported by Deutsche Bank. After the premiere in Mexico City, the Vochol will visit museums and partner companies around the world. When the tour ends, the car will be sold in a charity auction and the proceeds will be used to help ensure that traditional Mexican folk art continues to thrive in the future

Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels
January 8–30, 2013
Monday – Friday 8 am–20 pm
Taunusanlage 12
Frankfurt am Main

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