On 5 September, Ivorypress hosted a solo exhibition of architect and designer Ron Arad (Tel Aviv, 1951). The show—as part of the annual architecture programme celebrated each autumn at Ivorypress to mark the beginning of the season—covers the achievements and the latest work of this label-defying artist who has been based in London since the 1970s.
The exhibition shows his singular perspective on architecture, design and the artistic object. With his interest in experimentation as a starting point, Ron Arad studies the expressive possibilities of different materials such as steel, aluminium, Corian and polyethylene.
His approach to form and structure has a freedom which is unlimited by links or borders. ‘The principle is that everything should be based on something that didn’t exist before’, says Arad. In line with this philosophy, the show includes some of his most iconic works along with industrially produced objects and several mock-ups and architectural projects.
Images: © Pablo Gómez-Ogando. Courtesy Ivorypress
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