Dia: Beacon - John Chamberlain

I don't really "get" John Chamberlain's Installation at Dia:Beacon; even after reading Dia's introduction, however, it does remind me of the discussions in Thesis class on January 23rd where Bruce mentioned how classic cars use to be much clearer in the use of materials. E.g. bumpers use to be chrome, or actual chrome plated metal and not plastic? Bumpers were discretely visible from the rest of the body. Google Images