Das Beste oder Nichts, 2010. The engine of the artist’s father Phung Vo’s Mercedes-Benz 190. 69 x 235 x 120 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Das Beste oder Nichts, 2010. The engine of the artist’s father Phung Vo’s Mercedes-Benz 190. 69 x 235 x 120 cm. Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Artwork: Das Beste oder Nichts

The large automobile engine in the exhibition is not any car engine. Until recently, it sat in the worn-Mercedes of Dahn Vo’s father. For his father, buying himself a Mercedes was the ultimate image of Western success.