Ron Arad: Restless

February 18 - May 16, 2010

Barbican Centre, London, UK

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Bold, experimental and inventive, Ron Arad defies categorisation. This internationally acclaimed London based maverick is variously described as a designer, architect or artist.

To celebrate, Barbican Art Gallery stages the first major exhibition in the United Kingdom of the internationally acclaimed, London-based design maverick Ron Arad.

Ron Arad: Restless explores three decades of Arad's designs from his early post-punk approach of assembling products from readymade parts to his exclusive and highly-polished sculptural pieces. Featuring a dramatic exhibition design by Ron Arad Associates using the latest LED display technology, Ron Arad: Restless also includes architectural designs and immediately recognisable mass-produced items. Highlighting the significance of experimentation, process and materials in Arad's work, the exhibition offers a timely insight into the development of objects from initial idea and fabrication to finished design.

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Ron Arad: Restless, Barbican Art Gallery, London
The Independent,
February 21, 2010