After several wanderings, Turtle 1 will be on show again! The first African car made from scratch is part of the group show AutoPhoto at Fondation Cartier (Paris) from 20 April – 31 October, an exhibition dedicated to photography’s relationship to the automobile. The story of the Turtle is translated to a dense presentation, including photos of the shopmakers and videos of the challenging construction. In 2016 Turtle 1 was exhibited for the very first time at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

Autophoto

Organized in series, AutoPhoto will bring together 400 works made by 80 historic and contemporary artists from around the world including Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lee Friedlander, Rosângela Renno and Yasuhiro Ishimoto. Capturing the geometric design of roadways, the reflections in a rear-view mirror or our special relationship with this object of desire, these photographers invite us to look at the world of the automobile in a new way. The exhibition will include other projects that cast a fresh eye on the history of automobile design.

Exhibition

20 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017

Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
Fondation Cartier in Paris
Fondation Cartier in Paris
© Georges Fessy
The 1:1 wooden test model of Turtle 1.
The 1:1 wooden test model of Turtle 1.
© Teun Vonk
The blast furnace melts left-over scrapes to create new products.
The blast furnace melts left-over scrapes to create new products.
© Teun Vonk
Iron is expensive in Suame Magazine. Not a silver is wasted.
Iron is expensive in Suame Magazine. Not a silver is wasted.
© Bram Esser
A typical shop in Suame Magazine. This saleswoman can tell in which year a brake-cable was produced and for which model.
A typical shop in Suame Magazine. This saleswoman can tell in which year a brake-cable was produced and for which model.
© Teun Vonk
Turtle 1 - building a car in Africa
Turtle 1 - building a car in Africa
© Teun Vonk
First drive - Turtle 1 - Building a car in Africa
First drive - Turtle 1 - Building a car in Africa
© Teun Vonk

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