Ron Arad

No Discipline

The first major U.S. retrospective of Arad’s work. 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.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in United States.
From Sunday 02 August 2009 to Monday 19 October 2009

Oh-Void 2. 2006 image Panoramic Restaurant at Les Diablerets, Gstaad. Project. Video. 2007 image Sketch for Southern Hemisphere. 2007 N.d. image MT Rocker Chair. 2005 image Lolita. 2004 image Well Tempered Chair. Prototype. 1986 image The Rover Chair. 1981 image Southern Hemisphere. 2007 image Rendering of the installation of Ron Arad: No Discipline at The Museum of Modern Art featuring Cage  image Rendering of the exhibition Ron Arad: No Discipline at The Museum of Modern Art. Foreground: Lolita  image Y’s Store, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. Video. 2003 image Concrete Stereo. 1983 image Narrow Pappardelle. 1992 image

Published by MOMA on Wednesday 29 July 2009.
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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 exhibition 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. The exhibition is organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and

Patricia Juncosa Vecchierini, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.

Ms. Antonelli states: “Arad is well known for his iconoclastic disregard for disciplines—and, at least apparently, for discipline. He has defined much of the current panorama of design, inspiring a generation of practitioners who disregard established modes of practice in favor of mutant design careers that are flexible enough to encompass the range of contemporary design applications, from interactions and interfaces to furniture and shoes.”

The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Gallery,

sixth floor