Ron Arad "No Discipline"

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for Ron Arad "No Discipline"

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Among the most influential designers of our time, Arad (British, b. Israel 1951) stands out for his adventurous approach to form, structure, technology, and materials in work that spans the disciplines of industrial design, sculpture, architecture, and mixed-medium installation. Arad’s relentless experimentation with materials of all kinds—from steel, aluminum, and bronze to thermoplastics, crystals, fiberoptics, and LEDs— and his radical reinterpretation of some of the most established archetypes in furniture— from armchairs and rocking chairs to desk lamps and chandeliers—have put him at the forefront of contemporary design. The first major U.S. retrospective of Arad’s work, features approximately 140 works, including design objects and architectural models, and 60 videos. Most of the objects featured in the exhibition are displayed in a monumental Corten-and-stainless-steel structure specially designed by the artist called Cage sans Frontières (Cage without Borders). The structure measures 126.5 feet (38.5 meters) long, spanning the entire length of the Museum’s International Council gallery, and over 16 feet (5 meters) tall.

[Image: Ron Arad "Lolita" (2004) Manufactured by Swarovski. Photo courtesy Ron Arad Associates.]



from August 02, 2009 to October 19, 2009


Ron Arad

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