Skip to content



A journey through the acoustic history of conflicts.

Journeys and encounters with other countries and people play a decisive role in the creative process of many artists. The second volume commemorating the BMW Art Journey—a joint initiative by BMW and Art Basel that supports artists with travel grants, memorializes the first journey undertaken by a recipient of this unique award. Hong Kong-based artist and composer Samson Young traced the sounds and the complex histories of bells in a two-month-long journey that took him to eleven countries on five continents. The artist’s compositions, images, and texts give expression to the relationships of tensions between war and peace, solidarity and strife, and of the political dimension of sound.


Ed. András Szántó, BMW Group Munich. Series: BMW Art Journey

Published by Hatje Cantz, 2016 

Softcover; 160 pages; 86 illustrations; 7" x 9.5"

ISBN: 978-3775741705