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9 Aug 2011

Ron Arad – Curtain Call

Installation at The Roundhouse
9 – 29 Aug

Installation by Ron Arad for the iconic London building – Curtain Call:

Curtain Call Installation
image : Stephen White

28 Jul 2011

Ron Arad – Presentation

Ron Arad Will Award the Winner of Jump the Gap at Roca London Gallery

Arad, chairman of the judging panel, will award the prize to the winner in early November in London, at the new Roca London Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid.

The 4th edition of the competition has set a participation record, receiving 3,004 entries from 92 countries.

The jury of the 4th Roca International Design Contest Jump the Gap has chosen the 11 finalists, of which one will be the winning entry, and whose name will be released this autumn in London.

This year’s jury, chaired by the designer and architect Ron Arad, is completed by: Gina Bojardi, Javier Mariscal, Marcel Wanders, John Anthony Sahs,Tomek Rygalik and Josep Congost.

Ron Arad Architect – Projects arranged chronologically, more images

22 Jul 2011

Ron Arad London Installation

Installation at The Roundhouse
9 – 29 Aug

As part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, internationally renowned artist, architect and designer Ron Arad will create a unique installation for the iconic London building – Curtain Call.

Curtain Call at The Roundhouse Curtain Call Roundhouse
images from RAA

MAJOR INSTALLATION AT THE ROUNDHOUSE

Arad has responded to the Roundhouse’s spectacular Main Space by creating a curtain made of 5,600 silicon rods, suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring – a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction.

He has invited his favourite artists, musicians and friends to create unique work for the 360° interactive installation. Each day visitors will be able to see work by Babis Alexiadis, Hussein Chalayan, Matt Collishaw, Ori Gersht, Greenaway & Greenaway, Christian Marclay, Javier Mariscal, SDNA, David Shrigley, and students from the Royal College of Art as part of the piece.

Ron Arad + Marcus Davey at the Roundhouse:
Ron Arad Ron Arad + Marcus Davey
photos : J Birch

Ron says of Curtain Call: “Walk in, penetrate, cross the moving images to get inside the cylinder. You’ll be engulfed by images – a captive, but also a creator. It’s amazing what exciting things happen on both sides of the curtain. I can’t wait.”

Marcus Davey, Roundhouse Artistic Director and Chief Executive: “The Roundhouse Main Space has been the setting for all sorts of brave, influential work over the years. But this is the first time that an installation of such physical scale and creative scope has been staged. Ron’s remarkable project marries experimental design with live performance. It looks set to be an unforgettable experience.”

Bloomberg: “We’re delighted that our collaboration with the Roundhouse and Arad will inspire artists and audiences to engage in new ways through exciting new technology. We’re proud to be part of such a unique and extraordinary event.”

A number of special events will be staged throughout the run, for which tickets range from £12-25, including: acclaimed cellist Stephen Isserlis with a performance of solo suites by Bach and Britten (17 Aug); Berlin-based electronic music label Innervisions with an evening featuring a screening of 1920s classic, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, accompanied by a live score (19 Aug); and London Contemporary Orchestra performing Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and other modern pieces on ancient themes (23 Aug).

There will also be free events, including a rude oracle delivered by award-winning American author Jonathan Safran Foer, singer/ songwriter Lail Arad, and Call to Create – a chance for emerging artists to collaborate with AV collective, Eyes on the Wall.

Arad’s constant experimentation with materials and his radical approach to form and structure have put him at the forefront of contemporary design. In 1994 he unveiled the Bookworm bookshelf, and in 2005 he designed a chandelier for the Swarovski crystal company, which uses LEDs to display scrolling text messages sent from mobile phones. He was Head of the Design Products Department at the Royal College of Art from 1997 to 2009. Ron Arad Architects (RAA Ltd) designed the Design Museum Holon, which opened in 2010. Recent major shows include the Centre Pomidou, Paris, MoMA in New York and the Barbican in London.

LISTINGS
Venue: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
Dates: 9 – 29 Aug

Ron Arad – Key Projects

Featured Buildings / Designs by Ron Arad, alphabetical:

Atelier Notify, Milan, Italy
Date built: –
Atelier Notify
image © RAAL

Design Museum Holon, Tel Aviv, Israel
Date built: –
Design Museum Holon Design Museum Holon Israel Design Museum Holon Building
images © DMH

Duomo Hotel – building interior refurbishment, Rimini, Italy
Date built: 2007
£3.7m approximate cost – bronze interior
Duomo Hotel Duomo Hotel Rimini
photos © Alberto Ferrero

Ha Yarkon Street, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ha Yarkon Street
image © RAA Ltd

Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain

various architects incl. Arad
Hotel Puerta America Hotel Puerta America Madrid
images © Rafael Vargas
Ron Arad Associates : Hotel Puerta America, Spain

Maserati Showroom, Modena, Italy

Maserati Showroom Modena Maserati Showroom Italy
photos © RAA Ltd

Media City development – Mediacite, Liege, Belgium
Date built: 2007-09
Media City Belgium Media City Liege Mediacite Belgium Mediacite Liege Belgium
photos © Marc Detiffe

Ohayon Villa, Morocco

Ohayon Villa
picture © RAA Ltd

One Off Ltd – Studio / showroom, 62 Chalk Farm Road, north London, UK
Date built: 1991
Design with Alison Brooks

Place des Vosges, Paris, France

Place des Vosges
picture © RAAL

Y’s Store, Tokyo, Japan

Y Store Japan Y Store
photographs © Nacasa&Partners

More Ron Arad designs online soon

Ron Arad Exhibition

Timothy Taylor Gallery Ron Arad exhibition, London : 8 Apr – 9 May 2009

New Work
Ron Arad Bodyguard
Ron Arad Bodyguard, 2008, Super plastic aluminium, 55 1/8 x 74 7/8 x 36 5/8 in. /140 x 190 x 93 cm

Timothy Taylor Gallery stand at Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
Date built: 2008


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