After “Before and After Now,” held at the Victoria and AlbertMuseum, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is currently organizing a major exhibition of Israel-born London-based artist, architect and designer Ron Arad, scheduled for Autumn 2008.
This survey, which will travel to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is accompanied by the artist’s first show at Timothy Taylor Gallery in London due to open in Spring 2009. The gallery, directed by former Tate curator Emma Dexter, has recently announced its exclusive representative liaison with Arad, asking him to design its stand at the 2008 Frieze Art Fair.
Arad, appointed Professor of product design at the Royal College of Art in London in 1997, is mostly renowned for his original architectural projects such as the Maserati headquarters in Modena (Italy) and Yohji Yamamoto’s Y fashion store, which opened in 2003 in Tokyo. Since 2004 – when he participated in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale – Arad is working on the Magis’s headquarters in Treviso, Italy and the Holon Design Museum in Israel. His work is part of the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the MetropolitanMuseum, the Victoria & AlbertMuseum, the VitraDesignMuseum, the StedelijkMuseum and the TelAvivMuseum.