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2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta Spec Price Review

The 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta is a special model in celebration of Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary and is limited to just 80 examples—all of which are already spoken for. The SA nomenclature pays homage to Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina, well known for designing some of Ferrari’s most successful road-going cars.

The SA Aperta is a true roadster, allowing 599 owners to bask in the V-12’s signature engine note in a whole new manner. A more raked windshield and two aerodynamic fins behind either passenger and integrated into the two roll-bars (which outline the two passenger seats) are some of the car’s standout features compared to the fixed-roof car. A light soft top is included as a last resort if the weather gets bad. To keep performance on par with the rest of the 599 lineup, the chassis was designed to be as stiff as the closed berlinetta without adding a ton of weight. The car will most likely sit as low as the current GTO, which sits 0.4 inches lower than the 599 GTB equipped with the HGTE package, which sits 0.4 inches lower than a stock 599 GTB.

The 661-hp engine beneath its hood and Ferrari’s advanced technology will ensure the 599 SA Aperta delivers performance like no other open-top Ferrari vehicle. Ferrari should be releasing more details on the 599 SA Aperta very soon.

Specification Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
Base Price : $520,000 (estimated)
Engine : 6.7-liter V-12
Horsepower : 661 hp @ 8,250 rpm (estimated)
Torque : 457 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm (estimated)
Transmission : 6-speed SMG (estimated) 0–60 mph 3.5 seconds (estimated)
Top Speed : 200 mph (estimated)
Weight : 3,400 lb (estimated)
Length : 185 inches
Tires : Front: 285/30ZR-20,
Rear : 315/35ZR-20 (estimated)
FOR : GTO-matching output

2012 Ferarri 458 Italia Price, Reviews, Specs

2012 Ferarri 458 Italia, what car reviews, The big news for the Ferrari faithful for 2012 is the addition of the 458 Spider to the lineup. Unlike its predecessors, Ferrari has ditched the fabric convertible mechanism for a superamerica flip top. Where the Superamerica’s transparent roof flipped over and atop the rear lid, the 458 Spider’s small rear glass and bulk of the roof separate three quarters of the way into the roof, before both stack and flip under a raised tonneau cover. Ferrari says its patented design keeps the folded roof from intruding into rear engine compartment or cabin area and even leaves room for a small luggage bench behind the two chairs.

Made entirely from aluminum, the 458 Spider’s top apparatus weighs 55 pounds less than a traditional soft-top and opens and closes in a fast-for-a-hardtop 14 seconds. Altogether, Ferrari says the 458 Spider (it dropped the Italia in all the convertible’s press materials) is 111 pounds heavier than the coupe for a dry weight of 3,153 pounds; we anticipate its curb weight to be around 3,400 pounds. Ferrari says it will run zero-to-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and top out at more than 198 mph, a modest increase of 0.1 of a second and decrease of four miles per hour compared to the coupe.

The new rear cover features two large and six smaller intakes feeding the engine and cooling the radiators for the clutch and gearbox oil. Air is diverted inward by two large roll hoops behind and on either side of the passengers’ chairs. The visuals provided by the intake vents and buttresses, especially from an angle above the car, are nothing short of mesmerizing. The rest of the Pininfarina-penned coupe’s aerodynamically sculpted lines and compact shape are retained. The only item we will miss is the transparent rear window with easy visual access to the 4.5-liter V-8 engine.

Like the coupe, and an often-unmentioned aspect of the 458 italia, the car’s screaming engine normally creates 557 hp and only makes the full 562 when the little deformable flaps in the front intakes are flattened at very high speeds. The V-8 features direct fuel injection for less fuel consumption and emissions while improving performance. Despite its high-revving nature, the power plant puts out 80 percent of its 398 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm. The coupe’s traditional flat-plane racing crankshaft and triple exhaust parlay with the 9,000-rpm redline to produce a mechanical aria that is as patriotic sounding to Italian car lovers as the car’s name. Ferrari says it tweaked the 458 Spider’s exhaust note further for even more ear splendor within the cabin.

2012 Ferarri 458 Italia specs

Engine 4.5-liter V-8
Horsepower 562 hp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque 398 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm
Transmission 7-speed DCT
0–60 mph 3.5 seconds
Top Speed 198 mph
Weight 3,400 lb (estimated)
Length 178 inches
Tires Front: 235/35ZR-20, Rear: 295/35ZR-20

2012 Ferarri 458 Italia price

The base price of ferarri is $260,000 (estimated).

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2011 Ferrari 458 Spider Reviews

Ferrari car manufacturers ready to return to innovate, the manufacturer from Maranello, Italy is ready to give birth Ferrari 458 Spider. This brand-new car will be born in September.

Exotic sports car will be born at the Frankfurt Auto Show and the show is actually a convertible version of the 458 Italian but claimed to have a sexier look.

Birth of a Ferrari 458 Spider will have a hard-top that can be folded and ready to shift the 458 Italian soft-top version.

For strength, 458 Spider will likely still have the power to drive 570 horsepower 400 lb-ft of torque from a capacity of 4.5 liters V8 engine that is hidden on his body.

And to strengthen these crazy machines, in 458 Italian Ferrari was supported by the transmission of the seven-speed dual clutch gearbox rear wheel that can make this car accelerates from 0-100 km per hour in just 3.4 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of up to 325 miles per hour.

But for the 458 Spider despite having the same spec engine seems to be slower considering this car requires a folding roof system and reinforced chassis for it that will ultimately make this car so the weight is heavier than his brother did.

But if you want a more powerful, please be patient. Because Ferrari is reportedly testing a machine they called the F70. This car is prepared as the successor to the Ferrari Enzo.

F70 car is rumored to have a V8 engine with twin-turbo that has the power to 700 horsepower. While his version of the V12 is likely to have more power 50-100 horsepower from its V8 version. In addition, Ferrari reportedly also preparing a replacement 599 GTB Fiorano.

While in 2013, Ferrari will likely launch the latest version (facelift) from California and some news that said that that year would also give birth Ferrari 458 Scuderia, sebauh car faster than 458 Italian and will have some elements taken from car 458 Challenge racing.

2011 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Specs, Prices, Reviews

2011 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Specs, Prices, Reviews, what car reviews, The 2011 Ferrari 599 GTB remains primarily unchanged for the new model year. The sexy coupe continues to feature Ferrari’s most powerful V12 engine which puts out an impressive 620 horsepower. Also available is the Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione (HGTE) package which was introduced in 2009. This takes the already formidable 599 and adds a modified set-up with stiffer springs and rear anti-roll bar as well as new calibration settings for the magnetorheological shock absorbers.

The 599 GTB Fiorano is Ferrari’s most powerful V12-engined production car of all time. It features a 6.0-liter V12 engine derived directly from the Enzo supercar, producing 620 hp at 7,600 rpm and 446 pound-feet of torque at 5,600 rpm.

The car represents the latest interpretation of a theme that has seen such classics as the 250 GT, the 275 GTB, and the 365 GTB4. The Ferrari 599 GTB replaces the 575M Maranello, which followed the 550 Maranello introduced in 1996.

The 599 shares a basic design language and much of its chassis with the 612 Scaglietti. Bodywork was penned by Italian design house Pininfarina. Dynamically adjustable MagneRide suspension enables the 599 to offer a smooth ride for cruising, while still taking corners like a track-oriented supercar.

Interior and Materials options include a new Enzo Ferrari-inspired carbon-fiber steering wheel with LED rev display which can be specified along with a special carbon-fiber trim kit for the door panels, instrument panel, gear stick surround and sill kick panels.

A choice of various types of leather trim are available for the seats and interior. The passenger areas of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano are trimmed in leather while the driver area and controls boast more high-tech detailing in carbon-fiber and aluminum.

Some standard features include front bi-xenon headlamps and rear LED lights, dusk and rain sensors, dual-zone climate control, electrically adjustable steering-wheel column, hideaway radio/CD player and key with integrated volumetric anti-theft device with motion sensors.

2011 Ferrari 599 Fiorano Prices :
Price starting from: USD 456,000.

2011 Ferrari 599 Fiorano Specifications :
General
• Body Style : Coupe
• Size : Midsize
• Market Segment : Performance
• Weight : 3722 lbs
Exterior
• Length : 183.7 in.
• Width : 77.2 in.
• Height : 52.6 in.
• Wheelbase : 108.3 in.
• Ground Clearance : TBD
• Front Track : 66.5 in.
• Rear Track : 63.7 in.
• Weight Distribution : 47/53
• Drag Coefficient : TBD
Interior – General
• Seats : 2
• Passenger Volume : TBD
• Cargo Volume : 11.3 cu. ft.
• Cargo Volume (Seats Folded) : TBD
Interior – Front Row
• Volume : TBD
• Leg Room : TBD
• Head Room : TBD
• Shoulder Room : TBD
• Hip Room : TBD
Propulsion
• Fuel Type : Gas
• Engine Type : 6.0L V12
• Power : 620 hp @ 7600 rpm
• Torque : 448 lb-ft @ 5600 rpm
• Transmission : 6-Speed Manual
• Highway Fuel Economy : 15 mpg
• City Fuel Economy : 11 mpg
• Forced Induction : None
• Direct Injection : No
Chassis
• Layout : Rear Wheel Drive
• Front Suspension : Strut-Type
• Rear Suspension : Double Wishbone
Wheels
• Front : 19″ Aluminum
• Front Tires : 245/40 19
• Rear : 20″ Aluminum
• Rear Tires : 305/35 20
Trailering & Hauling
• Trailer Weight : N/A
• Payload
• Tongue Weight : N/A

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Let the latest Ford Fiesta sweep you off your feet

Let the latest Ford Fiesta sweep you off your feet, what car reviews, Are you planning to get a new car for your family? Well then check this review out about the brand new Ford Fiesta and you can’t avoid buying this irresistible latest model of Ford for yourself. Here come the main features of this grandest car ever.

• It would get a ten on ten on its look
• It has got a superb 2 lit engine.
• In built camera with rear view
• Several service centers all over India
• Great handling
• Fabulous control of the cruise
• Best mileage than any of the previous Ford models
• Brilliant resale value

This car has been made intelligently especially for the Indian roads and that is why the suspension is a bit higher and the dynamic R15 tires help you drive smoothly even on the rocky surfaces and pits. The gear of this car comes with a comfortable grip and this car has got B2E as its platform on which the car is built.

Now let’s talk about the highly efficient engine of this car which has huge power of 120bhp and it has coolest valve timing that lets you drive your Ford Fiesta without any hard effort. The gearbox is composed of twin clutch auto system and it is a very low maintenance car which hardly costs you extra whether in terms of fuel consumption or other maintenance charges. The big turbo engine of this car helps you raise the speed smoothly and the interior décor of the car hold a perfect combination of class along with a modern spunky look. The leather clad dashboard looks awesome and all of the seats come with decent room for footing. So don’t delay anymore. Get a Ford Fiesta and drive with pride.

Ford Fiesta Specs :

Built for the road yet inspired by the runway, Fiesta adds fashionable interior style packages that include two-tone leather-trimmed seats with harmonizing door trim inserts, color-coordinated steering wheel and instrument panel trim, premium carpet floor mats with the Fiesta logo proudly embroidered in front and a leather-wrapped gearshift knob.

2012 Ford Fiesta is powered by an advanced 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 120 horsepower and 112 lb.-ft. of torque. This smooth, responsive yet economical engine can be mated to an available PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission. For buyers preferring the control of a stick shift and clutch pedal, a five-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard.

2012 Ford Fiesta’s four-cylinder engine is enhanced by the inclusion of twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT). This innovation helps the no-compromise 2012 Ford Fiesta generate additional power, increases fuel economy, and reduces part-throttle emissions by optimization of valve opening and closing overlap. Managing these events with influence from throttle position and vehicle speed helps the engine to breathe and perform at peak efficiency at all times.

No other car in 2012 Ford Fiesta’s segment offers as many airbag restraints or the Trinity front crash structure. That is why the no-compromise 2012 Ford Fiesta was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2012 Ford Fiesta a small car that is big on safety – features a class-leading array of seven airbags including a class-exclusive driver’s knee airbag, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), four-wheel anti-lock brakes and Ford’s acclaimed AdvanceTrac® with electronic stability control to help drivers keep the vehicle in control under a wide variety of dynamic driving conditions.

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Ford Introduces Edge – saving Door Protector

Ford Introduces Edge – saving Door Protector, what car reviews, When we opened the car door sometimes forget if there is a car next to us. As a result the outskirts of our car door or car body become scratched. Of course we do not want this to happen to our cars right?

It was taken by the car manufacturer Ford. Ford also developed a feature called Door Edge Protector.

“Ford’s new Door Edge Protector is an excellent innovation for preventing these annoying dents and scratches. Any system that can reduce the risk of damage to your own or someone else’s vehicle is worthy of recognition, but one that operates so effectively without affecting the looks or performance is particularly noteworthy.”

The mechanism is fairly simple tool, the rubber is going to move out along the 15 cm and moves out seconds when the door opened.

Rubber or buffer directly over the door edges to prevent damage to car paint. Meanwhile, when the door is closed, the tool retracts instantly within 60 milliseconds.

Ford will be rolling out the device on the Ford Focus from January 2012. And even if you aren’t in the market for a new car, you can always take advantage by parking next to a new Focus next time you’re at a local car park – as the Edge Protector will protect your paint work too. The idea is to reduce the number of expensive dents and scratches that modern motorists have to suffer.

The Edge Protector pops in and out almost instantaneously, so you can still slam your car door shut without worry of catching it. Ford claims it should be good for thousands of uses, and the exterior rubber part can simply be unclipped and replaced by the owner if need be. The system is entirely mechanical, tied into the door hinge we presume, so there’s no electronic motors to malfunction. Ford claims these features to protect the 90 percent damage to the paint on the front door and 85 percent on the back door.

“Feature Door Edge Protector will be one of the features that we think will make the consumer say ‘Why do not people think about this early”.

Research conducted on Ford’s behalf suggests that 57% of respondents in the Midlands, 54% of respondents in the South and 49% of respondents in the North have experienced door damage of the kind the Door Edge Protector is designed to prevent.

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Ford Focus Econetic Price, Review

Ford Focus Econetic Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The latest car in the Ford family, the Ford Focus Econetic is all set to rule the roads. Upholding the Ford tradition, the Ford Econetic is as beautiful on the outside, as it is comfortable on the inside. As the name suggest, this car is very eco friendly with very high fuel efficiency. The car consumes about 3.5 liters of petrol for every 100 kms traversed. With the help of latest technological advancement, this car releases less carbon dioxide in the environment making it very eco friendly and at the same time no compromise has been made on the quality of the engine or performance.

This car comes with an aerodynamic design which ensures a smooth ride and it delivers a power packed performance with a 1.6l turbo charged engine. The Ford Focus Econetic comes in either a 89 or a 108BHP model generating 240Nm of torque. The car comes with low rolling resistance tyres to reduce drag and overall loads on the engine. Some of the other includes in the car are a Thermal management system for effective warm up, an electronic steering for smooth navigation and a low friction engine for sustained performance.

 

The car is equipped with a 5 speed manual transmission and has a very good pick up. The dashboard is very well lit and it provides the driver with all the necessary information that is required while enjoying a comfortable ride. The interiors are absolutely stunning and plush with very comfortably leather seats that not only look elegant but also provide a very comfortable ride. The Ford Focus Econetic has ample leg space for its class which means that passengers don’t have to crouch and they can have a comfortable long distance ride as well. The boot is also spacious enabling a family to pack enough luggages for a short trip or a vacation.

Ford Focus Econetic Specs :

Ford has brought in a heap of powertrain changes, chief among them a stop-start system which automatically kills the engine when its idling and switches it back on as the driver reengages the clutch. This technology is nothing new but it makes a big impact on a car whose 107bhp 1.6-litre Duratorq diesel engine is already one of the most fuel-efficient on the market.

The claimed fuel economy figure – 74.2 mpg to be precise – is impressive, but the Econetic’s CO2 emissions are incredible, breaking below the 100g/km barrier for the first time in the Focus’ history. This is an astonishing achievement for a car of this size, and one that makes this Focus Econetic exempt from vehicle tax and puts it in the lowest benefit-in-kind bracket possible for company car users.

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2012 Mustang GT Review

2012 Mustang GT Review, Price, Specs, what car reviews, The 2012 Ford Mustang ranks 1 out of 8 affordable sport car. This ranking is based on our analysis of 13 published reviews and test drives of the Ford Mustang, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
The 2012 Ford Mustang continues to garner winning reviews for its performance and fuel economy, but gets critiqued for its cramped back seat and questionable interior quality in base models.

From a performance standpoint, it’s hard to go wrong with the 2012 Ford Mustang. Consumers guide writes, “Any Mustang offers an attractive blend of performance, swagger, value, and surprising usability.”

Most other critics also agree that with the Mustang, you get a lot for your money. A new V6 was introduced on the 2011 model, which not only offered substantially more power, but also excellent fuel economy. While the Mustang may not be the most agile when compared with smaller affordable sport cars like the mazda miata, it’s nimbler than competing muscle cars like the chevrolet camaro and Dodge challengers.

However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. Although higher trim levels have decent interior quality, reviewers frequently note that base models make liberal use of exposed hard plastics. Many recommend opting for the premium trim, which corrects these issues, albeit at a higher price.
The mustang performance is good, with a nibbling handling, ample power and good fuel economy, test driver say tha the 2012 mustang GT is a front runner in the affordable sport car pack.

2012 Mustang GT specs

The mustang exterior is good too, its available as a couple and comfortable, reviewers say that the 2012 Ford Mustang looks so good that it’s become commonplace.

The mustang interior is good too, The 2012 Ford Mustang has a cabin that reviewers like, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The base model’s interior lacks the quality found on upper trims, and like many competing affordable sport car the Mustang’s back seat isn’t the most inviting place to be.

The mustang safety is exellent, The federal goverment has only performed rollover tests on the 2012 Ford Mustang. However, both coupe and convertible models earned top scores of five out of five stars for their ability to prevent a rollover. While the insurance institutes for higway has yet to test the 2012 Mustang, it has tested both the 2011 Mustang coupe and converdible, coupes and convertibles both earn top scores of “Good” in IIHS front- and rear-impact crash tests. The 2011 convertible also earned a “Good” score in side-impact tests, while the coupe received the second-highest score of “Acceptable”. No roof strength tests have been provided on either model.

Every 2012 Ford Mustang comes equipped with front airbags, front-seat side airbags, anti-lock brakes and integrated blind-spot mirrors. The 2012 Ford Mustang also features mykey, a system that’s designed to help parents promote safe driving habits in their teens. MyKey allows parents to do things like limit the top speed, disable the audio system when seatbelts are not in use and sound a persistent chime when the vehicle’s speed hits 45, 55 and 65 mph.

2012 Mustang GT price

The biggest news comes in the marketing friendly drop into the sub-$30,000 mark for the Mustang GT base coup, including the $850 destination charge. However, things aren’t all good news, as Premium trim level on both V6 and GT models sees a $200 price increase, while the GT Premium convertible saw the largest hike of $700 upward.

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2012 Ford Focus Price, Review

2012 Ford Focus Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The Focus is Ford’s compact car that is redesigned for 2012. The Focus was first introduced in 1998 in Europe and came to the U.S. for the 2000 model year. Previous versions of the Focus have received design and performance changes tailored for the U.S. market. The 2012 Focus will be sold in both 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan versions, and under the One Ford initiative, the Focus sold in the U.S. will be the same as the Focus sold in Europe and other world markets.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Ford Focus is a compact car that’s available in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles. There are four trim levels available: S, SE, SEL and Titanium.

The S model, which is only offered as a sedan, comes with 15-inch steel wheels; keyless entry; air-conditioning; power front windows; power locks and mirrors; a height-adjustable driver seat; a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel; and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. Move up to the SE and you get 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, front foglights, a rear spoiler (hatchback only), rear power windows, a trip computer, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Ford’s MyKey parental controls. The hatchback is pretty similar but gets a 60/40 split-folding seatback (versus one solid folding seatback) and a removable cargo cover.

The optional Convenience package for the Focus SE adds cruise control and map lights. The SE Sport package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, a rear spoiler (sedan), upgraded exterior and interior trim, sport seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Also optional is a six-speaker audio system bundled with Ford’s Sync cell phone and iPod interface.

The SEL model adds one-touch up/down power windows, multicolor ambient lighting and most of the SE’s optional features. Spring for the Titanium model and you get 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded exterior and interior trim, a rear spoiler (sedan), keyless ignition/entry, MyFord Touch technology with an 8-inch center touchscreen and Wi-Fi capability, and a 10-speaker Sony audio system with satellite radio and HD radio. MyFord Touch and the Sony system are optional on the SEL.

The Titanium and SEL Premium packages add rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, a six-way power driver seat, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a rear armrest. The Titanium Handling package adds 18-inch wheels, an upgraded sport-tuned suspension, a full-size spare and summer tires. Optional for the SEL and Titanium is a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic.

Optional on all but the S is the Winter package, which adds heated front seats and heated mirrors with side marking lamps. The SEL and Titanium can be had with the Parking Technology package, which adds front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and an automated parallel parking system. Optional only on the SE sedan is a Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package, which adds 16-inch steel wheels with aero wheel covers, low-rolling-resistance tires, rear disc brakes and a rear spoiler.

The Focus Electric (BEV) will only be available as a four-door hatchback. In terms of equipment, it’s similar to the Titanium trim model. For now, availability is limited to a few select states.

Powertrains and Performance

Under the hood, the front-wheel-drive 2012 Ford Focus has a new 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that puts out 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Entry-level S and SE models get a five-speed manual transmission standard, while a six-speed automatic transmission that Ford has dubbed “Powershift” (technically, it’s a dual-clutch automated manual) is standard on SEL and Titanium trim levels. It is optional on the S and SE.

The Focus Electric has a 92-kilowatt electric drive motor that draws power from a 23kWh lithium-ion battery pack. (For reference, the Leaf has an 80-kW motor and a 24kWh battery.) Power is applied to the front wheels through a single-speed direct-drive transmission. Ford promises an effective range of about 100 miles between charging. But as with all electric cars, actual performance will be highly dependent on driving style and environment.

Safety

The 2012 Ford Focus gets a long list of important safety features as standard equipment, including antilock brakes (rear drums on S and SE; rear discs on others), stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. The Ford Sync system, which is available on all Focus models, also now includes an emergency crash notification feature that automatically dials 911 when paired with a compatible cell phone. Ford’s MyKey system, which can be used to set certain parameters for teen drivers, is standard on every Focus except the S sedan.

Interior Design and Special Features

While the handsome exterior of this new Focus might be what initially sets the hook, it’s the total transformation of the passenger cabin that will reel you in. The interior is attractive and quiet, and the materials are best-in-class. The layout of gauges and controls is intuitive to understand in the lower trim levels, but the MyFord Touch option’s touchscreen controls can be tough to figure out at first. Even once mastered, MyFord Touch can be distracting since it requires so much attention to operate properly. Still, technologies like MyFord Touch, Sync, HD radio and the available automatic parking system set the Focus apart from the pack.

The front seats are supportive and comfortable over long distances. The rear seats offer adequate headroom, but come up a little short on legroom when compared with some of the competition. The sedan’s 13.2-cubic-foot trunk is on par for this class, but the hatchback model is still the better choice for the practically minded, with 23.8 cubic feet of space with the 60/40-split rear seats up and a generous 44.8 cubic feet with them folded down. Cargo dimensions for the Focus Electric haven’t yet been released.

Driving Impressions

The 2012 Ford Focus feels like a European car in the way it’s been tuned to provide both sharp handling and a refined ride. There’s very little body roll in corners, while the sharp, communicative steering is a revelation given that it’s electrically assisted. The 2012 Focus is a fun car to drive, especially if it’s the Titanium trim level with the Titanium Handling package.

The 2.0-liter engine isn’t as much of a standout, but it offers competitive performance and fuel economy. The five-speed manual transmission works well enough and gives the car a sportier feel, though we found ourselves wishing for a 6th gear on the highway.

The automatic has that extra gear, though buyers should note that it’s technically a dual-clutch automated manual and behaves differently from a traditional automatic, occasionally rolling slightly back on hills or being reluctant to creep forward when parking. Shift quality is also disappointing and, at times, aggravating. The transmission upshifts too quickly and is too hesitant to downshift unless the throttle pedal is mashed. Both issues likely result from Ford’s effort to maximize fuel economy.

2012 Ford Focus Price :

MSRP range: $16,500 – $22,700
Invoice price range: $15,635 – $21,112

2012 Ford Focus Specs :

4dr Sdn S
* Transmission: Manual
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 26 City / 36 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

4dr Sdn SE
* Transmission: Manual
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 26 City / 36 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

5dr HB SE
* Transmission: Manual
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 26 City / 36 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

4dr Sdn SEL
* Transmission: Automatic
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 28 City / 38 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

5dr HB SEL
* Transmission: Automatic
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 28 City / 38 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

4dr Sdn Titanium
* Transmission: Automatic
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 28 City / 38 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

5dr HB Titanium
* Transmission: Automatic
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 28 City / 38 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

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Information 2015

Workshop in Salin-de-Giraud Elementary school in Arles

The workshop with local elementary school sutdents at Salin-de-Giraud.

Workshop in Musashino Art University

The workshop was held with student in Musashino Art University.
Students make art works in a week. Appereciation was held on final day.

Guangzhou project

Collaboration project with Japanese Interior Designer.
6 art works will be set in the 65 stories building in Guangzhou.
This project will be finished at the end of 2015.

Kamel Mennour Solo Show 

Solo show at Kamel Menour Gallery New space.
Project maquettes from 1983-2015 are exhibited , Tetra House project, documenta 9, Tree hut in Bruge etc..

Scheiterturm / Log Tower

Kunstmuseum Thurgau
Ittinger Museum

Oct. 17 2015

TRIENNALE Burugge 2015

www.TRIENNALEBRUGGE.BE
May 15 – Oct. 18 2015

『Tsumari Diorama』

Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2015, Jul. 29-Sep.13 2015, Niigata

New Diorama installation in the exhibition room of CIAN( Center for Interlocal Art Network).
The models or materials will be spread on this diorama.

“Use of Time “

30 January – 29 March 2015
Kunsthaus Zug

This is museum collection show .
I was visit to them and had a Lecture at there.
The old structure ( from 1995 – ) are still exist in the city in Zug.

The ceremony of Marriage

Marriage at my site in Kunisaki!

“New video document”

This is new video for shooting at my studio in Paris .
Just simple monologue.

 

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“Tront Lamp Posts”, Commission Work

Waterfront Tront, Tront, Canada
Permanent Work

The Award of the West Don Lands Public Art Competition organized by Waterfront Tront.
Installation is setteled in front street landmark.


Solo exhibition gallery 604

Gallery 604, Busan, Korea
27 September-22 November 2014

Solo exhibition at Gallery 604 in Busan.

Kunisaki Art Festival 2014, Kibe Project
“La Chaire”

kunisaki Art Festival 2014, Kunisaki City, Oita, Japan
4 October-30 November 2014

In the 16th Century, many christians once lived in Kibe Area.
The new wooden road installation was built up to connect the present situation
with the local past story about a first Japanese priest, Petro Kasui Kibe, who had come back from Rome.

“Tokyo in Progress Document”
Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo
26 June- 27 September. 2014

Exhibtion with project Documents about “Tokyo in Progress”(2010-2013).

Hokkaido in Progress “Mikasa Project 2014”
Former Misono elementary school, Mikasa City, Hokkaido
10-14. July 2014


This is a georama installation for the landscape Coalmine city after the thaw (daytime).
Inside: Light up installation coalmine city (nighttime) made by Japanese artist group “Coalmine Lab”.

“Project Konstruktionen”
( Log Tower Document and others )

Kunstmuseum Thurgau
ittingener Museum, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland
13 April -19 October 2014
www.kunstmuseum.ch 


“MAK-PERMANENT COLLECTION ASIA (CHINA-JAPAN-KOREA)”

Artistic concept and Design
MAK- Österreichisches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst
Permanent Installation

 

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“Au fil de la SAONE” Lyon
Saone River side, Lyon
Public open:06 Jul. 2013-

6 site specific works to build near rivrer Sone in Lyon.
It will be permanent structures.


“Tokyo in Progress Closing Event”
Harumibashi Tokyo Metropolitan Park Toyosu Dome
28 Oct 2013

Final event for the Tokyo in progress project.
Dance and Music, Talks events were held on the project site.
After the event, Toyosu Dome and Tuskuda Terrace were removed.
Shioiri Tower still remains by the voice of local people.


“Hokkaido in progress [ Mikasa project 2013 ]”

Since last year, the big scale of the diorama construct
The coal mine city diorama work was almost complete now.


“Territori instabili ( Unstable Territory )”
CCC Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi
11 Oct. 2013 – 19 Jan. 2014

Group show in Frenze, Italy
2 tree huts fixed at inside , outside building of Palazzo Strozzi.


“Tree hut in the Place Vendome”
Part of the event of the Fiac 2013, Paris.

The site is very much popular and prestige of the historical monument.
One hut construct at main post and 4 other huts on the roof of the surrounding buildings.


“Private garden in zurich”
Construction : October 2013.
Permanent private Collection in Zurich.


“Toronto Nuit Blanche 2013 ”
05 Oct. 2013
Toronto city.

About 800 used chairs to construct in front of the church.
It is out door site specific project.


“SITE- Place of Memories, Spaces with Potential ”
Hiroshima city Museum of Contemporary Art
20 Jul. – 14 Oct. 2013

The project ( prefabrication in Hiroshima ) document show.
It was 100 prefabricated garden sheds was set up in the city Hiroshima.
This time , just 10 sheds was built at inside ,outside of the museum.
It is the document installation.


“Collectie Folie”
Parc la Villette, Paris
17 Apr. – 25 Aug. 2013

A lot of the people participate to construct the 21m tower at “Parc la Villette”.
The participants can make any kind of the structure and fix this tower.
To build up and fixed and then take it down all at the end of the schedule.

http://www.villette.com/fr/agenda/kawamata-2013.htm


“Favela Cafe”
Basel Art Fair, Basel
11 – 18 Jun. 2013

To make a Cafe terrce in front of the Messe Hall
at time of the Basel Art Fair.


Project Les Sentiers de l’eau en Camargue.
“HORIZONS” 
Musee de la Camargue,
opening : 1st Mar.
Permanent installation.

This installation set up at entrance of Museum Camargue.
And to stay for permanent.
The idea and plan made up with students who participate the workshop at last years.

Marseille-Provence 2013 Kawamata Project

“ESCALE” et “DECISE”
Grand Montlong, Arles.
April 2013

Permanent installation

After the ” HORIZON ” construct, we start quick plan and construction works at
one of the site ( Grand Montlong ).

“Camargue boat tour ”
workshop : 11 Jul. ~ 14 Jul. 2013
site : Arles

To build new boat and then to make a tour by river Rhone.

“Scheiterturm / Log Tower”
Kunstmuseum Thurgau
opening : 24 Mar. 2013

It is about 2000 log woods just piled up until 9m high.
Looks like a chimney made by log wood.
This Installation set up at the entrance of the museum
until 3 years.

www.kunstmuseum.ch

Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
14 September ~ 10 November, 2013

This project was cancelled by the 2013 protests in Turky.
The plan drawings were only exhibit in the bienial venue.

 

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“Expand BankART”
09 Nov. 2012 – 13 Jan. 2013
BankART studio NYK, Yokohama

The inside space and outside building installation
at BankART NYK in Yokohama.
There use to be a Warehouse and renovate for the art space.


“Tokyo in progress 2012 [Toyosu Dome]” 
27 Oct. 2012- 04 Nov. 2013
Koto-ku, Toyosu, Harumibashi Park,Tokyo

This is final structure for the Tokyo in progress project since 2010.
The materials are scrap woods from Tokyo.
People can go inside of this Dome and to see the view
of the Tokyo riverside.


“Chairs for Abu Dhabi
06 Nov. 2012- Jan. 2013
Manart Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The structure made by 1000 chairs at Abu Dhabi art fair.
It was many different chairs and to construct with 20 peoples at the site.


“Corner Structure” Commission work in Bonn
September 2012
Federal Government building in Bonn

It was 1 % public art project competition in 2010.
Finally, I built up at the site of inside building.


“Exchange Library”
18 – 21 Oct. 2012
Fiac,Paris

This project are part of the Fiac exhibition .
People can free exchange the book from inside of this cabin .


“Box construction, Daegu”

14 Aug.~ 04 Nov. 2012
Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

The city of Daegu , here is many apple trees.
The installation made by wood boxes of apple.
It was 9000 boxes use inside and outside Museum.

“Nakahara Yusuke Cosmology”
Tokamachi, Echigo Tsumari Art Triennal 2012
29 Jul. ~ 14 Sep. 2012
Center for Interlocal Art Network Matsudai, Shimizu, Niigata

Art critic Mr. Nakahara, he passed away in 2011.
His 20,000 Books keep to CIAN.
This is installation for to use these books.


“Hokkaido in Progress 2012”
Mikasa project
08Jul. 2012~
Former misono elementaly school, Mikasa, Hokkaidou

“Giorama of coal mine town”


“TOKYO IN PROGRESS [TSUKUDA TERRACE]”

TOKYO CULTURE CREATION PROJECT + CIAN
20 Mar 2012 ~ 04 Nov. 2013

This project continue from 2010 to 2013.
This year we built “Wood Terrace” at the small park under the high buildings in Tokyo.
The location is just beside Sumida river. People go up about 5m high terrace and to see the view of the river and the environment in this area of Tokyo. 

www.tokyoinprogress.com


“Box construction”

Gallery 604  Busan, Korea.
17 Mar. ~ 05 May 2012

The installation work at Gallery in Busan, Korea .
I found the material “ wood fish box” at the harbor in Busan.
About 3000 boxes to use for the installation inside the gallery.

www.g604.com


“Camargue project”
Mar. 2013 –
Museum Camargue

I will build up the structure at outside museum space
in Camargue. Work with students of art and architecture.


“Collective Folie” Parc La Villette
17 Apr. 2013– 25 Aug. 2013
Parc la Villette, Paris

It will be build up the 25 m tower at La villette park
together with many people.

 

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Installation ” Under the water”

Kamel Mennour, Paris
10/Dec. 2011 ~ 25/Jan. 2012

The  Installation was fixed the broken furniture on this structure .
This set up at 2,5 m high inside , outside of the Gallery.
People walk under the broken furniture .
It looks like a floating ,,.


“Workshop at Hochshule Luzern, Swiss”

Hochshule Luzern
15,16/Dec.2011

Architecture school in Luzern invited for the Lecture and one day workshop .


“Workshop Camargue (2) (LES SENTIERS DE L’EAU – WATER PATH 2)”

Marseille-Provence 2013. Fundation France.  Parc de Camargue. Musee de Camargue.
13/Nov.~19/Nov. 2011

It was 2nd time of the workshop at Camargue.
This time , we planed the public structure near Museum Camargue.
This will be happen at September  or October .2012.


“Workshop at Bergloon, Belgium.”

Z33- huis voor actuele kunst, Hasselt. Belgium
From 12/Sep. ~24/Sep.  2011

2 weeks workshop at the town of Borgloon in Belgium with 20 art and architecture students.
Study , planning and construction at site .


“Workshop Camargue ( 1 ) “

The project “Camargue” was start.
It will be 3 years continue to work at 6 specific site in Camargue
from 2011to 2013. This time was happen only workshop with students.
In this autumn , it will be start to construct the structure at site .


“Cergy Pontoise  Art commission work”

Wood tower construction . It was Art commission competition
in the city of Cergy Pontoise at 2007.
I got it but it was long time wait for the realization.
Finally this year was completed.


“Public Art Program of Rivers de Saone, Lyon”

“Lyon la saone” 2011~2013
6 site specific art works will set up beside the river Les Saone
in Lyon from 2011 to 2013.
Under preparation .


“Paris Commission work at Champs sur Marne

It will start the construction from 2012.


“HOKKAIDO IN PROGRESS”, Mikasa project 

Art project will start at local school in the city of Mikasa, Hokkaido.
For this project will be long term schedule.

http://hokkaidoinprogress.jimdo.com/


“Cite National de l’histoire de l’immigration” Plan

project for the Cite National de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris


“Chaumont sur Loire Project”

Chateau de Chaumont
08 April 2011- 10 November 2011

Demaine de Chaumont sur Loire (Multi-language)


“Tokyo in Progress

From March 2010 –

Tower Construction project alongside the Sumida River.
with making some work places to think about and see the City of Tokyo.

 Project 01: Dialogue about Tokyo 01
 2-5 March 2010 3331 Arts Chiyoda
Talk session program about Tokyo with reserchers and artist, architect.
Guest: Ryuta Imafuku, Shunya Yoshimi, Akira Takayama, Eiji Hato, Eishi Katsura, Kengo Kuma,

Project 02: Workshop
From November 2010-

Project 03: Tower Construction
From 15 January – March 20 2011

 

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” Corner structure “

Art Commission work in Bonn,Germany
Kawamata + Scheidegger

The competition of the Art works in the Public building in Bonn.
We got the first prize. It will start 2012.
See the website.

http://tkcs.wordpress.com/


“Drift Structure”

Uster, Switzerland
10- 2010 permanent on the site.

To build up the bridge on the small river at Uster.
This area will start for new developement for the residency buldings.
This is commision work project from the city of Uster.


“The Tree Hut in Masan”
Moonshin International Sculpture Symposium

10- 2010
Masan Moonshin Art Museum, Masan, Korea

10 artists invited outdoor sculpture symposium at the garden of this museum
to set up the site-specific art works. three tree huts build at the three different
trees of this garden.


“Mukaijima Project ” The island made by the Island

19/07 – 31/10 2010
Setouchi International Art Festival

The project start from 2008 at small Island Mukaijima in Setouchi, Japan.
To collect garbage from the beach of the Island and then assemble.
This artificial floating Island made by collecting materials from the Island Mukaijima.
Now it is almost 10m wide x 5 m high x 26m long.

http://mukaijima.web.fc2.com/index.html


“Walkway and Tower”

EMSCHERKUNST 2010
29. May – 5. September 2010

http://www.emscherkunst.de/


Carton Workshop”

Centre Pompidou
10 April – 23 August 2010

To attached the tree huts inside and outside at the centre pompidou architecture and the@
workshop at Children’s Gallery.

http://www.centrepompidou.fr/enfants

 

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Coal main project (Chikuhou, Sorachi, Ruhr)”

 Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
11/04 – 12/27/2009

Represent the installation of the Coal main cityscape to make a Georama style.
It is imaginary landscape made out of carton and plywood.


“Foot Path”

 EVENTO2009. Bordeaux
09/10 -18/10/2009

The bridge will stay until June 2010.
website: http://evento2009.org/site/en/


“Berlin Tree Huts”

 Haus der kulturen der Welt
10/09/2009 ? 01/10/2010

 Tree huts build up at HKW Berlin .
To fixed 13 hut at the Building inside hall and outside at park.


“Okotori Basket”

 Tour, France
19. Sep. 2009

Eternal Network’s10 years anniversary project .
Built up the wooden structure around the Eternal Network Office.


“Cabinet Archives”

 Avignon, France
3. Jul-31.Oct. 2009

Cabinet Archives Exhibition in Avignon Catsle (Chateaux d’avigon).


“CIAN : Center for Interlocal Art Network ”
ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNALE 2009

 Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan
26 Jul. 2009 – 13. Sep. 2009
CIAN Official HP


“Coalmine project in Mikasa”

 Mikasa, Hokkaido
10,11 Aug. 2009


Observatoire” ESTUAIRE 2009

 Lavau, Nantes, France
5 Jun. 2008 – 16. Aug. 2009
ESTUAIRE Official HP


“Chemin de bois” melle 2009

“etre arbre, etre nature”, Biennale internationale d’art contemporain de melle.
27Jun. – 30 Aug. 2009


“Tree huts “

 Donjon de Vez
Private collection
Opening 05 Jul. 2009


“Workshop at La Reunion”

 Work with l’Ecole Superieure des Beaux-arts de la Reunion.
Leu Tempo Festival
02 – 13 May 2009


“Open cafe project”

 104 Paris
Opening 16. May 2009
Installation at Halle Aubervillers in 104.

 

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Tree Hut In Miami
Miami south beach , Florida
30 Nov. 2008 – 07. Dec. 2008
In Miami ArtFair, I set a Tree Hut on the palm of miami south beach.


Tree Hut In New York

 Madison Square Park, New York
2 Oct. 2008 – 31 Dec. 2008
12 Tree Huts installation in the Madison Square Park.
madisonsquarepark


Gandamaison

La Mareshalerie-center d’art contemporain.
5, avenue de Sceaux 78000 Versailles
18 Sep. 2008-19 Dec.2008


Tree Hut In Paris

 Tuilerie Park, Paris
12-27.Oct. 2008
in FIAC Paris, I set 5 Tree huts in the Tuilerie park.


Mukaijima Project / Preparation

 Mukaijima, Kagawa
 16-22 Oct. 2008
a continuous project in Mukaijima (Kagawa Prefecture).
meetings and prepation work for next year.

Mukaijima Project website (Japanese Only)


“Estuaire 2009” Plan

 Lavau-Sur-Loire, Nantes
June 2009


“Cite National de l’histoire de l’immigration” Plan

Cite National de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris
Feburary 2009

 


Kyoto Art Walk 2008

 Nijo-Castle, Kiyomizudera, Tofukuji
25 Octorber – 3 November 2008


Workshop at The National Superior School of Architecture of Versailles

 ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE DE VERSAILLES
5, avenue de Sceaux – BP 674 – 78006 VERSAILLES Cedex
30 June-1 July 2008


Tree Huts 

 Galerie Kamel Mennour- Paris
47 rue saint andre des arts paris 75006 France
15 May 2008 -26 July 2008


Walkway

 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
09 Feb. 2008 – 13 Apr. 2008


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Field Trip in Ube “Coalmine x Art”

 Akiyoshidai International Art Village
 18 Oct. 2008


“Work in Progress Toyota”, Repairing Work
12 March 2008


“Tree Hut” project in collector’s house, Paris

 

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Cathedrale de Chaises

Experience Pommery #4 L’emprise du lieu
29 March – 01 Novenber 2007
Site: Domaine Pommery, Reims.
Organize this group show by Daniel Buren.


View point terrace in Paderborn
‘Tatort Paderborn’ 
Irdische Macht und Himmlische Machte

17 May – 02 September 2007
Paderborn, Germany


Observatoire Lavau-sur-Loire

ESTUAIRE 2007 Nantes/Saint – Nazaire
01 June -01 September 2007
Site: Lavau- sur-Loire


Tree hut in Basel Art unlimited at Art Fair Basel 2007

13 – 17 June 2007, Basel


Tree huts in Trondheim Trondheim, Norway

GENERATOR 9 art interventions in the public space of Trondheim.

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La citta che sale We try to build the future
ARCOS museo d’arte contemporanea sannio Beneveto April 2007

A Celebration 
24 May – 28 July 2007
Annely Juda Fine Art 23 Dering street London

TADASHI KAWAMATA 
04 August – 15 September 2007
Maquettes show at MulierMulier Gallery Knokke

Lecture 
06 July 2007
RAYONS FRAIS, TOURS

 

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Workshop in Salin-de-Giraud Elementary school in Arles

The workshop with local elementary school sutdents at Salin-de-Giraud.


Workshop in Musashino Art University

The workshop was held with student in Musashino Art University.
Students make art works in a week. Appereciation was held on final day.


Guangzhou project

Collaboration project with Japanese Interior Designer.
6 art works will be set in the 65 stories building in Guangzhou.
This project will be finished at the end of 2015.


Kamel Mennour Solo Show 

Solo show at Kamel Menour Gallery New space.
Project maquettes from 1983-2015 are exhibited , Tetra House project, documenta 9, Tree hut in Bruge etc..


Scheiterturm / Log Tower

Kunstmuseum Thurgau
Ittinger Museum

Oct. 17 2015


TRIENNALE Burugge 2015

www.TRIENNALEBRUGGE.BE
May 15 – Oct. 18 2015


『Tsumari Diorama』

Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2015, Jul. 29-Sep.13 2015, Niigata

New Diorama installation in the exhibition room of CIAN( Center for Interlocal Art Network).
The models or materials will be spread on this diorama.

 

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Mémoire en demeure
étape #2; un project de Tadashi KawamataMonday 25 July – Friday 12 August 2005
at Maison des Toiles: Le Bourg, Saint Thélo, Francefor information and contact: Eternal Network
………. eternalnetwork@wanadoo.fr
………. Tel. +33-(0)2-47 54 10 68
………. Fax +33-(0)2-47 41 52 66


Détours des Tours

Sunday 26 June – Sunday 25 September 2005
at Le Creux de l’Enfer, Thiers and Le Château des Adhémar, Montélimar, France
With students from college of art and architecture in Lyon, staying the town and making installation through lectures and workshop.

Workshop Monday 28 February – Friday 4 March 2005
at Art College of Lyon

for information and contact: Le Château des Adhémar, Montélimar, chateau-grignan@cg26.fr
………. Le Creux de l’Enfer, Thiers, info@creuxdelenfer.net, http://www.creuxdelenfer.net/corps/actualite/kawamata.htm (French/English)


 

 

Mémoire en demeure 
étape #1; un project de Tadashi Kawamata
Saturday 19 March – Saturday 9 April 2005at Maison des Toiles: Le Bourg,
………. 22460 Saint Thélo, France;
………. Tel. +33-(0)2-96 56 38 26for information and contact: Eternal Network
………. eternalnetwork@wanadoo.fr
………. Tel. +33-(0)2-47 54 10 68
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ART AND LIFE in MIKUNI 2005 Contemporart Art Exhibition Symposium 
Thursday, 3 Novemb er 2005,14:00-16:00
Coordinator: Taro Amano, Panelist: Tadashi Kawamata
at Mikuni Bunka Miraikan, Tel. 0776-82-7200; Fax 0776-81-4323; miraikai@town.mikuni.fukui.jp; http://www.town.mikuni.fukui.jp

Tadashi Kawamata Collection 
Saturday 30 July – Sunday 25 September 2005
at Collection OMO selected by Kamitori Gallery, Omori Bldg. 3F, Kamitori 4-14, Kumamoto, 
http://www.g-omo.com (Japanese)

 

Exhibition Sous les ponts, le long de la rivière… 2
Saturday 18 June – Friday 9 October 2005
within the city of Luxembourg
for information and contact: Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art Contemporain;
………. http://www.casino-luxembourg.lu (French/English)

 

Field Work in Graz Exhibition Chikaku: Time and Memory in Japan
Saturday 4 June – Sunday 11 September 2005
at Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
Organizeres: 
Japan Foundation and Kunsthaus Graz

All about Work of Tadashi Kawamata
Friday 18 March – Sunday 24 April 2005
at NADiff: Jingumae 4-9-8-B1, Shibuya, Tokyo, Tel. +81-(0)3-3403-8814, Fax 81-(0)3-3403-8819,
………. artshop@nadiff.com, http://www.nadiff.com (Japanese)

Workshop
Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 March 2005
at MOB Museum of Alternative-Art: Batocho, Nasu, Tochigi Pref., Japan
………. Tel/Fax +81-(0)287-92-8088; http://park.zero.ad.jp/mob/ (Japanese)

Koji Enokura Exhibition related event: “Talk about Koji Enokura”
6 February 2005, Sunday, 15:00 – 17:00; admission fee; max. 200 person
Panelists: Tadashi Kawamata, Kazumi Nakamura and Toru Matsumoto
at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo: Miyoshi 4-1-1, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022 Japan; Tel. +81-(0)3-5245-4111; http://www.mot-art-museum.jp

Lecture
Wednesday 5 January 2005
at Ecole de Beaux-arts Lyon

Lecture
Tuesday 4 January 2005
at Ecole de Beax-arts Saint Étienne

 

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Work in Progress in Schoenthal 2004
Sculpture at Schoenthal, Switzerland
has been postponed.Organization: mail@schoenthal.chhttp://www.schoenthal.ch(Click the picture to view Work in Progress in Schoenthal 2003)

 

“Memory in Progress”....Inter Local Workshop for Art and Architecture in Saint-Thélo

30 August – 12 September 2004, at the village of Saint-Thélo, France

For application and information, please contact to
Eternal Network (atlier de production et d’ingenierie artistiques);
5 place Plumereau, 370000 Tours, France; Tel +33 2 47 70 20 24; Fax +33 2 47 75 18 12; eternalnetwork@wanado.fr

A workshop project by Tadashi Kawamata to renovate an old building for 3 years from Ausgut 2004.

http://www.geocities.jp/ima2100/

 



Tadashi Kawamata: Work in Progress; Project in Toyota City 2004

Working Period: 3 – 24 August 2004, 10:00-17:00, except 9 and 16 August; at Parking, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

Related Exhibition: 29 June – 12 September 2004; at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
………. Addmission: 300 yen for adult, 200 yen for high school and collage student, under junior high school student is free.

Report meeting with Tadashi Kawamata and the participants: 21 August, 15:00-17:00; at Lecture Hall, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

For information: Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Kosakahoncho 8-5-1, Toyota, Aichi Pref.;
………. Tel +81-(0)565-34-6610; Fax +81-(0)565-31-4983; http://www.museum.toyota.aichi.jp

“Tadashi Kawamata: Work in Progress; Project in Toyota City” Report
22 October – 28 November 2004, Artist Talk at 18:00 on Friday 22 October 2004
at NADiff: Jingumae 4-9-8-B1, Shibuya, Tokyo, Tel: +81-(0)3-3403-8814, Fax: 81-(0)3-3403-8819,
………. e-mail: artshop@nadiff.com


 

 

“Wooden Terrace Beach”

11 June – mid September 2004
at kleinbasler Rheinufer, Hohe Wettsteinbrucke.
Organization: Sun 21, Elisabethnstrasse 23, Postfach 332, CH-4010, Basel
………. Tel: +41(0)61 227 50 55Fax: +41(0)61 227 5052
………. info21@sun21.chhttp://www.sun21.ch

Related Exhibition: Process and Documents
11 June – 29 August 2004
at Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 1, Postfach 3255, 
CH-4002 Basel
………. Tel: +41 (0)61 681 93 20@Fax: +41 (0)61 681 93 21
………. info@tinguely.chhttp://www.tinguely.ch

 

“Walkway” for Art Unlimited
16 – 21 June 2004A11:00 – 19:00
Information: Art Basel, Messeplatz 10,
………. CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland;
………. Tel +41 (0)58 200 20 20,
………. Fax +41 (0)58 206 26 86,
………. info@ArtBasel.com

 


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Extended Terrace (Extention work for the terrace which originally made in 1997.)
Proceeded from October to November 2004, completed in December 2004 at Hotel Castell, Zuoz-Engadin, CH-7524, Switzerland, http://www.hotelcastell.chAinfor@hotelcastell.ch

Auction Mori Museum Charity Auction
3 December 2004
at Mori Art Museum: Galleries 7, 8 and 9, Roppongi Mori Tower 52nd Floor
Information: http://www.mori.art.museum/contents/auction/index.html, auction@mori.art.museum

What is Inter Media Art for BankART School
December 2004, RSVP
BankART1929: Tel. +81-(0)45-663-2812; Fax +81-(0)45-633-2813; http://www.bankart1929.com; info@bankart1929.com

Symposium
20 and 21 November 2004
For more information: The International Exchange Committee, Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies, Kobe University,
……….Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 657-8501 Japan, Tel: 078-803-7530, Fax: 078-803-7539
……….http://ccs.cla.kobe-u.ac.jp or http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp 

Talk: Tadashi Kawamata x Eishi Katsura 3rd Kitakyushu Design Juku
11 November 2004, 14:00-17:00, in Japanese only, R.S.V.P.
at Kitakyushu City Gender Equality Center Move, 5th Floor; Otemachi 11-4, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
Reservation until 2 November 2004 and Information to “Kitakyushu Design Juku”: Tel. +81-(0)93-582-2302; Fax +81-(0)93-582-2176
Cooperation: Kawamata Coal Mine Tagawa Committee

Lecture
2 November 2004, 19:00-20:30
at Saijikan, Nogata, Fukuoka-Pref., Japan

 

“Porta Nuova” for Arte all’Arte
19 September – 8 December 2004
Porta Nuova, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Siena, Italy
Information + Organization: Associazione Culturale Arte Continua,
……….Via del Castello 11, 53037 San Gimignano, Siena
……….Tel +39 (0)577 907157, Fax +39 (0)577 907291,
……….info@artecontinua.org, http://www.artecontinua.org

 

Talk at BankArt 1929: Tadashi Kawamata x Kenjiro Okazaki
23 August 2004, reception opens at 18:30, talk starts at 19:00
at 1929 Hall: Tel. +81-(0)45-663-2812; Fax +81-(0)45-633-2813; http://www.bankart1929.com; info@bankart1929.com
Asmission: 1,000 yen, 800 yen for student with ID
Information and Organization: Shogakukan, Tel 03-3230-5111

Solo Exhibition (maquettes)
27 July – mid September 2004
at Gianni Giacobbi Arte Cobntemporaneo, Ca’n Ribera, 4, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
………. Tel +34 971 72 00 02, Fax +34 971 72 00 63

 

 

Art Work
Completed in June 2004
Passage for Kaiyoji (temple), Ikushunbetsu, Hokkaido
Related website(Japanese only)
Related website 2(Japanese only)

 

Talk
29 June 2004
at Kyoto Saga University of Arts: http://www.kyoto-saga.ac.jp
with Jun Kato

 

 

…. “Construction Fence” for 5eme Biennale d’Art Contemporain d’Enghien-les-Bains
…. 3 June – 25 July 2004
…. near the station (rue du Depart), on the lakeside promenade / on rue de la Liberation
…. Information: Association in situ,
………….. Tel +33 1 34 12 10 24, Fax +33 1 34 12 01 08,
………….. in_situ@club-internet.fr
………….. http://www.insitu-enghien.org

 

Lecture
14 May 2004
at Architects Assosiation, Trondheim, Norway.

Lecture
13 May 2004
at The Norwegian Institute of Technology , Trondheim, Norway.

Lecture
6 May 2004
at Hochshule fur Architectur Bau und Holz HSB, Burgdorf, Bern

 

 

 

“Structures and Folly’s”
for Festival des Deux Rives, Strasbourg and Kehl
23 April – 10 October 2004, 9:00 – 19:00
Information: Office de tourisme de Strasbourg et sa Region,
………. 17 place de la Cathedrale,
………. 67082 Strasbourg Cedex, France
………. Tel +33 3 88 52 28 28,
………. Fax +33 3 88 52 28 29,
………. info@ot-strasbourg.fr
………. http://www.festivaldesdeuxrives.fr

 

Discussion for BankART1929 OPENING PROGRAM: OPENING MEETING; Session 1
28 March 2004.03.28,13:00-18:00, admission \500, RSVP
BankART1929: Tel. +81-(0)45-663-2812; Fax +81-(0)45-633-2813; http://www.bankart1929.com; info@bankart1929.com

Tadashi Kawamata Workshop for school children in the town, 13 March 2004, 10:30-17:00
Symposium, 14 March 2004, 13:00-19:00; panelists: Fram Kitagawa, Ken-ichi Nagata and Tadashi Kawamata; coordinator: Yoshinari Kajiwara
at MOB Museum of Alternative-Art: Batocho, Nasu, Tochigi Pref., Japan
Tel/Fax +81-(0)287-92-8088; http://park.zero.ad.jp/mob/

Discussion for Minatomachi Underground Project
14 February 2004, 18:30-21:30
at Kirin Plaza, Soemoncho, Chuo, Osaka
Information: http://www.underground-project.net/info.html

Lecture
20 January 2004, 17:00-
at Ecole des beaux-arts de Rennes, http://www.erba-rennes.fr, ebea@ville-rennes.fr

Workshop “Transformer”
4- 10 January 2004
at Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, http://www.fhbb.ch/hgk/
Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst Basel
Vogelsangstrasse 15, CH-4058 Basel, Tel +41 (0)61 695 67 71, Fax +41 (0)61 695 68 00, info.hgk@fhbb.ch
6 groups, 35 students from HGK, Basel, Fachhochshule Lichitenstein and Tokyo University of Fine Art and Music, made installation in the town.

 

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Information 2003

Work in Progress in Schoenthal 2003

Summer 2003 —

“Work in Progress in Zug at Schoenthal”
June – September 2003
Sculpture at Schoenthal, Switzerland

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rekonstrucja.reconstruction

4 October 2003 —
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle:
Al. Ujazdowskie 6, Warsaw, Poland
URL: http://www.csw.art.pl


Bridge and Archives

 

 

11 May – 26 October 2003
at Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland Sammlung van der Grinten Joseph Beuys Archiv
des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Am Schloss 4, 47551 Bedburg-Hau, Germany,
Tel: +49-(0)2824-9510-0, Fax: +49-(0)2824-9510-99
email: info@moyland.de
URL: 
http://www.moyland.de/pages/aktuelleausstellungen/Workshop by the participants

 



Work in Progress: Project in Toyota City 2002; Pamphlet #4 “Workshop” publishing party

 

30 (Sun) March 2003, 14:00 – 16:00,
at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art Parking Lot
For further information, please contact to
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art: 8-5-1 Kosaka Honcho, Toyota, Aichi
Tel :+81.(0)565.34.6611, fax: +81.(0)565.31.4983,
e-mail: museum-toyota@mua.biglobe.ne.jp



Workshop in Ibi Kindergarten 2002 Report Exhibition

24 – 30 March 2003
Fureai Hall Gallery, Gifu Prefecture
URL: http://www.g-fureai.or.jp/index.shtml
Ibi Kindergarten: URL: http://www.ibi-youchien.ed.jp

 



KAWAMATA Installation Spui 2002 + Photo Archives 1986-2002: 32 Projects by LEO VAN DER KLEIJ

24 October 2002 – 18 January 2003
Stroom, haags centrum voor beeldende kunst:
Spui 193-195, 2511 Den Haag, The Netherlands
Tel: +31-(0)70-3358985, Fax: +31-(0)70-3617962, e-mail: info@stroom.nl
URL: http://www.stroom.nl


Other Information

 

Tadashi Kawamata: Frea Market Project
18 – 21 October 2003,11:00 – 20:00 (closes 18:00 on 21 October)
at Arena, Roppongi Hills, Roppongi 6-10-1, Minato, Tokyo, Tel: +81-(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Work for Happiness exhibition of Mori Art Museum. 20 shops around the area participated. Admission free.


Happiness
18 October 2003 – 18 January 2004
Mori Art Museum, , Roppongi 6-10-1, Minato, Tokyo, URL: http://www.mori.art.museum

Lecture
30 September 2003
at Community Plaza: Ariakecho Minami 1-20, Iwamizawa City, Hokkaido

Tsumari Art Triennale: Matsunoyama Project
20 July – 7 September 2003
Matsunoyama, Higashikubiki gun, Niigata Prefecture
Infomation: Art Front Gallery Tel: +81(0)3-3476-4868, e-mail: infor@echigo-tsumari.jp, http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp

Bienal de Valencia
12 June – 20 October 2003
Bienal de Valencia: Calle San Pio V. 9 / 46010 Valencia, Spein, http://www.bienaldevalencia.com

 

 

Lecture
11 February 2003
at Fachhochschedule Liechtenstein, Furst-Franz-Josef-Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz
URL: http://www.fl-liechtenstein.li

 

Exhibition “arguitectures”
5 February – 16 April 2003
at Kold Mitelena Kulturunea, Urdaneta Kalea 9, 20006 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Tel: +34-(9)43-48-27-50, Fax: +34-(9)43-48-27-55, e-mail: sala@kultura.gipuzkoa.net
To view the installation, click the picture on left.

 

A Muse Land 2003
18 December 2002 – 26 January 2003
at Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art: Kita 1 Jo Nishi 17 Chome, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Tel: +81-(0)11-644-6881
URL: http://www.aurora-net.or.jp/art/dokinbi

 

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