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Ron Arad

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1951, Ron Arad has defiantly placed himself on the edge between sculpture, architecture, and industrial design since the 80’s, with a never-ending creative process capable of mixing artisanal techniques and advanced industrial technology.

His expressionistic use of metals like steel and aluminium, upon meeting with Moroso, was translated into morphological experiments in the field of upholstery, which in turn brought to life products that have become design icons like Spring Collection (1991) and Misfits (2007).

Many of his works have been exhibited in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges-Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Vitra Design Museum in Germany.

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Past Exhibition

ill at ease

The Squares and Courtyards of Milano

The living room, a place of comfort, relaxation and synonymous with “home”. A place of sharing: time, space and stories. “ill at ease”, curated by Luisa Ausenda and Caterina Taurelli Salimbeni, brings the works of 5 renowned artists together into one itinerant experience, a fantastical living room open to all. The artists involved in this happening include Ron Arad, Hermine Bourdin, Khaled El Mays, Diango Hernández, and Six N Five. Their work, one in physical form the other in digital form, furnishes and transforms this shared space into a something between a living room and an art exhibition that doesn’t seclude itself from the public, rather it joins it, thus subverting the dynamics of the Milan Fuorisalone, one of the most decentralized events in the world.

18th April | 5VIE | Piazza Tomasi di Lampedusa, Milano

19th April | Ninfa | via dell'Aprica 16, Milano

20thApril | Dynamicart Museum | via delle Erbe 2/A, Milano

21th April | Fondazione ICA | via Orobia 26, Milano

22th April | Pirelli HangarBicocca | via delle Chiese 2, Milano

18→ 22.4.2023