Last night, the Israeli-born designer, architect and artist, Ron Arad opened his first major exhibition in London, — his hometown for more than 35 years. The Barbican is the perfect host for this maverick's work and the 3 month exhibition will be supported by talks, workshops and lively, late-night gallery activities, inspired by Ron Arad's infectious curiosity and boundless sense of freedom. There are over 150 pieces on show, so if you are in town and want to pop in, leave plenty of time!
An interview with Ron Arad about this exhibition, with a peep into his London studio. We also discover his love for ping pong and his glow in the dark car! This is the first of four films, produced by Dezeen to coincide with the exhibition.
The head of art galleries at the Barbican, Kate Bush, said: "We want to pay tribute to Ron Arad's very special place in the world of design. He is an incredibly important figure and this exhibition lays out his vision and his process as it has evolved over 30 years."
Ron Arad: Restless, 18 February – 16 May 2010, is curated by Lydia Yee, Curator and Corinna Gardner, Assistant Curator, Barbican Art Gallery.
For more information see: Barbican: Ron Arad Restless