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Gallery Books to Publish Blockchain Book

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 giugno 2018

You’ve seen it on the cover of Forbes, Fortune, New York Times Magazine, and this month’s MIT Technology Review. The technology is blockchain, and it’s the hottest thing in business. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in conjunction with blockchain media company Media Shower, announced today it will publish BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE by bestselling author Sir John Hargrave. “Everyone is interested in blockchain, but few understand it,” explained Hargrave. “It’s like the early days of the Web, when the technology was still geeky and hard to use. You had to explain why anyone would be interested in the Internet. This book will explain blockchain to a non-technical audience.” BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE is divided into three sections: “What is Blockchain?” explains the technology in user-friendly language, with simple analogies and humorous descriptions; “Uses for Blockchain” outlines the different applications of blockchain being developed right now; and “Blockchain’s Big Ideas” lays out the principles and philosophies for using blockchain to improve the world.“Blockchain is a world-changing technology,” said Jeremie Ruby-Strauss, Executive Editor at Gallery Books, “and this is a world-changing book. Our ambition is to build the on-ramp for a global audience to enter the exciting world of blockchain.” Ruby-Strauss acquired North American, Open Market, and Audio rights from Cathy Hemming at Cathy D. Hemming Literary Agency in association with McCormick Literary. Each format will have its own bonus material, just as with Sir John’s last book, MIND HACKING. BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE is scheduled for publication in Spring 2019.

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MO.J gallery presents Jaiyoung Jeong, Park Seobo and Lee Ufan at ArtStage Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 gennaio 2017

art-stage-singaporeart-stage-singapore1Singapore 12-14 January 12:00-20:00 ; 15 January 11:00-18:00 Mo.j gallery has selected three artists – Korea’s representative artists including Park Seobo, Lee Ufan and JaiYoung Jeong , and exhibits their artworks with the theme of “East meets West”, in which, we believe, artworks can bridge the gap between the different cultures.These three artists have pursued their own unique philosophies and expressional techniques under the entirely different environments but in a common language of art.Korean artists such as Park Seobo and Lee Ufan laid a groundwork for the current art movement dubbed as Dansaekhwa, which features the beauty of simplicity in color and the power of restraint.Korean artist JaiYoung Jeong , who began his career 30 years ago, has lived and breathed together with these renowned artists in the same era of globalization, focusing on the Asian minimalism. However, his artworks are the most “modernistic” among these artists. « I want to express art-stage-singapore2the “present”, “modern times” and the “moment”. I pursue spiritual reality and draw spiritual reality. To express the present and the moment, one needs to look back on the past and figuratively travel through history into the past. » explains the artist, who is present at ART STAGE SINGAPORE for the second time.JaiYoung Jeong was graduated in 1990 from Hongik University’s College of Fine Arts, where he later earned his masters degree. In Korea, he received the Central Art Contest Grand Prix (1992), the National Art Exhibition Grand Prix (1993), among many others.Since his first solo exhibition in 1994, he has exhibited new paintings, drawings, and installations in biannual private exhibitions. His 40 solo exhibitions have been held in Tokyo, Berlin, Munich, and New York, and he has participated in various overseas art fairs including Art Cologne, Chicago Art Fair, as well as numerous European and U.S. art fairs. He has joined more than 300 group exhibitions at home and abroad. His works are permanently presented in Mo.j Gallery, in Busan.
Mo J Gallery plans to exhibit the artworks of these artists to deliver the essence of Asian philosophy. These artists have created their own work of art, which features beauty of restraint and formative arts and have pursued restrained minimalism of Asia.
Mo. J Gallery was founded in 2010 by Fan Culture Foundation based in Busan, Korea.The gallery has made extensive collections of internationally renowned artists’ work as well as Korean artists, working in Korea, who can be grown to be globally recognizable.In 2014, the gallery started supporting Korean minimalism artist JaiYoung Jeon through his monograph publication and solo exhibitions, and currently prepares to collaborate with major US and European galleries to promote his artwork along with planned exhibitions overseas.
Mo. J Gallery collections and exhibited artwork include Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Antoni Tapies, Christo Javacheff, Keith Haring, Damian Hirst, ,as well as paintings, drawings and prints of well-known Korean artists like Lee U Fan, Park Seobo. (photos: art stage singapore)

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Our wars and our dead

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 novembre 2015

Not wanting to make the conspiracy childbirth since the massacre of Paris. The massacre started at 21.20 on 13 November with the first explosion outside the stadium in Saint Denis that is located in the north of the capital. He was playing the friendly match France-Germany. In the gallery there was President François Hollande. Soon not very far from the first intervention other attackers made their way to shots kalasnhikov in various entertainment venues in Paris and that had its “peak” at the Bataclan, the historic ballroom, where there were no less than 1,500 young people to attend a musical performance. The other places were a Japanese restaurant on Rue de Charonne, a restaurant cambodian the “Petite Camdodge” Rue Alibert and the pizzeria “Casa Nostra” in Rue Fontaine. We know that the attackers were in eight but it is assumed that they had a tactical and logistical support of at least eight others who were able, after the intervention of police and SWAT French, to cover their tracks. Were, apart from the stadium, which was heavily guarded by police because of the presence of the head of state, the objectives that the technicians have called “soft targets.” The first reflection from the modus operandi of the commando: hit targets unattended with the sole purpose of spreading terror and have demonstrated contempt for life coldly killing of defenseless people and, once trapped with no way out, they do not have hesitate to blow themselves up. The second is that the targets are chosen with the specific intention of enlarge the jersey of the possible targets that even if it could not be supervised and therefore create the public the feeling that he could not defend in any way and that they will not know where they would attack the next time. Another important aspect is that they have planned the attacks and no one, first of all the intelligence services, they had got wind. What can this mean? We are in the presence of highly motivated people, who believe in what they do and how they do it and they know that in the end will have to die and accept this condition with stoic cynicism. In the end, one wonders what and who drives them to have many certainties, of contempt for life and themselves and others if they are not the mature fruit resulting from an aberration of the costumes, the excesses of liberalism voted for easy enrichment of a few at the expense of many and Western policies perverse before colonialism and then the post-colonialism with the classic “King rafter” brainwashed by the usual hucksters on duty, mostly Western in the name of profit whatever the cost. Yet there would be a remedy by closing most of the munitions companies and their businesses, adopting a serious policy of distribution of resources and avoiding making the salaams to dictators and warmongers around the world. A very serious error would instead respond with acts of war where to pay the higher price would be just the youth of the dance halls, restaurants and attending in large numbers in the streets and squares of the metropolitan cities. At the end we should be convinced that there are other wars that are fought but those of all of us not knowing the appropriate responses to the evils produced by capitalism and its laws. And their dead, unfortunately, are added to our bringing the barbarism in the world and where fatally victims are innocent and that both contentendenti are considered neither more nor less than “collateral damage”. For this reason we respond to those who wrote “Your wars and our dead” with “The” our “wars and our dead. (Riccardo Alfonso: fidest@gmail.com)

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Polly Morgan to join the line-up

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 settembre 2010

London. Moniker announced today that the taxidermist Polly Morgan would be joining Swoon, Steve ‘ESPO’ Powers, Herakut, Banksy, Ben Eine, Titi Freak and Shepard Fairey in the line-up at the inaugural MONIKER international Art Fair, launching next month to coincide with Frieze week. MONIKER will focus on the finer side of the urban art movement with a rich mix of exhibiting galleries such as Milan’s avant-garde Galleria Patricia Armocida, Marsea Goldberg – pioneering curator and owner of Los Angeles ‘New Image Art’ gallery and London’s leading urban art gallery Black Rat Press. In addition to these galleries displaying their roster of both primary and secondary artworks in traditional art fair format, MONIKER will feature six project spaces. These curated spaces will be interactive in feel and bring an art-show experience to the event. The project spaces will present the work of Polly Morgan (moniker projects), the Brazilian Titi Freak (choque cultural), the Icelandic painter Katrin Fridriks (circle culture), Ben Eine (moniker projects), one of whose works was presented to President Obama by David Cameron in Washington in July, Steve Powers (patricia armocida, Milan) and the German art duo Herakut (campbarbossa).  The participating galleries will be: Black Rat Press, London; Circle Culture, Berlin; Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles; Anonymous Gallery, New York City; CampBarBossa, London; New Image Art, Los Angeles. These artists, extensively collected, skip across various genres, readily exploring high and low aspects of visual language. MONIKER is designed to spotlight this movement within the ever-growing London art scene and its prominence within current international artistic trends in an innovative setting for the interested art patron, collector and critic alike.

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Giochi e videogiochi a 8 gallery

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 settembre 2010

Torino 4 Via Nizza 230 (e domenica 5 settembre 2010) si inaugurano, a partire dalle ore 11, le finali nazionali del gioco sparatuttoper Xbox360 Modern Warfare 2 (gioco sparatutto) che vedrà sfidarsi a squadre di almeno 5 giocatori i finalisti che hanno superato le qualificazioni on line. Lo stesso giorno tra le 10 e le 14 ci si potrà iscrivere in loco al torneo di Tekken 6 uno dei giochi più divertenti della PlayStation 3.
Domenica 5 settembre a partire dalle 10 iscrizioni aperte a tutti per Modern Warfare 2, Halo Odst (per Xbox), Moto GP (per PlayStation 3) e ancora una volta Tekken 6. Insieme ai tornei ci sarà la possibilità di cimentarsi gratuitamente con DJHero, uno dei giochi musicali più divertenti.
In palio (oltre ovviamente alle medaglie e alle coppe per chi salirà sul podio) la tecnologia della Sony insieme a tanti giochi per Xbox360 a chi si sfiderà utilizzando le 25 postazioni gioco.  L’evento è patrocinato e supportato dalla Federazione Italiana Gioco Elettronico (FNIGE), che come sempre sostiene lo sviluppo dell’eSport su tutto il territorio italiano al fine di incentivare la nascita di sempre maggiori e importanti eventi videoludici nazionali. L’evento è patrocinato anche dal Comune di Torino e realizzato con la collaborazione di Activision, 8Gallery Center, Camp1us, MartiNPescatore Fast Food e con partner d’eccezione quali Banca D’Alba, Sistema, Gamesource e Game & PC.  http://www.theuniverse.it (modern, tekkers)

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Rassegna musica d’autore

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 settembre 2010

Genova 17 settembre 2010 Porto Antico – Piazza delle Feste Ore 21 Ingresso: 10 Euro Una conferenza stampa di presentazione dell’evento sarà organizzata lunedì 13 settembre alle ore 12 presso la Gallery Giglio Bagnara, in Via Roma 8 a Genova: Per la prima volta, infatti, si riuniranno gli artisti vincitori di ogni principale rassegna dedicata alla musica d’autore di qualità per illustrare i propri percorsi creativi che li hanno portati al successo del palcoscenico. Prodotta dalla Zerodiecieventi di Mara De Assis con la direzione artistica di Pepi Morgia , la manifestazione si svolgerà non a caso nella città madre del cantautorato, nella piazza delle Feste del Porto Antico di Genova, con la conduzione del giornalista e critico musicale Massimo Cotto, alla presenza di tutti i direttori artistici dei principali festival italiani d’autore. Protagonista dell’iniziativa sarà il talento dei giovani musicisti che meglio esemplificano con la loro opera il senso della specifica rassegna d’autore aggiudicatasi: ad esibirsi sul palco saranno Gian Piero Alloisio (Premio Gaber), che si esibirà insieme allo storico chitarrista di Gaber Gianni Martini; il gruppo Cordepazze (Premio De André), Armando Corsi (Premio Bindi), Dente (Premio Tenco); Filippo Graziani , figlio di Ivan (Premio Pigro Ivan Graziani);  Patrizia Laquidara (Musicultura); Pino Marino (Premio L’Artista che non c’era); Erika Mineo (Premio Lunezia); Momo (Premio Bianca D’Aponte). Sul palco anche il cantautore romano Piji , l’emergente più premiato d’Italia, vero e proprio “fenomeno” musicale giunto attualmente a quota 12 tra i riconoscimenti autoriali piu’ prestigiosi. Palco d’Autore ospiterà anche una rosa di special guest musicali di fama nazionale.
Ad integrazione della manifestazione sarà allestita la mostra In my secret life, in programma dal 10 settembre al 3 ottobre a Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino: un’esposizione di 104 opere realizzate da decine di musicisti e personalità dello spettacolo internazionale, a cura di Massimo Cotto.

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Elina Brotherus: Films, videos & photographs

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 luglio 2010

London at 65a Hopton Street, SE1 9LR 16 September – 23 October 2010 and is open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00-18.00 hrs and on Monday by appointment only. Closed Sunday. Established by Jules Wright, the founder and creative director of the award-winning Wapping Project in East London, the Wapping Project – Bankside is a new commercial gallery space dedicated to championing photography and film. Artists represented include: Susan Meiselas, Deborah Turbeville, Lillian Bassman, Peter Marlow and Elina Brotherus.
Widely known in the UK as a photographer, the youngest to have been shortlisted for the former Citi Bank prize, Elina Brotherus has been a prolific film maker since her earliest work, Lesson (1998). Working on video, film and recently H.D. her film work has been collected internationally and is held by the Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, the Koc Foundation Istanbul and in Stockholm, Barcelona and Alsace (full bibliography below). Two films have been seen in the UK, the triptychs Spring and Baigneurs, both at The Wapping Project in 2001 and 2003 respectively. Brotherus captures the Finnish and French landscapes and the landscape of the body in films which, almost without exception, eschew narrative. They capture instead a leisurely sense of the passage and movement of time, the seasons and the temporal quality of life. Framed with the same sense of repose and stillness reminiscent of her finest photographs, figures wander in and out of her landscapes, walking in and out of the frame. The camera is almost always held in a fixed position and in this sense her work owes something to the French nouvelle vague, in particular Alain Renais. The constrained camera movement lends the work a lightness of touch, an unhurried and restful quality as Brotherus measures and appraises life unfolding in front of her lens. The Wapping Project – Bankside will present ten works, including the triptychs Spring and Baigneurs. Curator for Sadlers Wells, Co-curator for Bloomberg Space and the Chair of New Contemporaries.
Elina Brotherus Born in 1972, Helsinki, Finland. Lives and works in Finland and France. (image 02)

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Contemporary team for new gallery

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 luglio 2010

Agnew’s, one of London’s leading international art dealers, has confirmed that its new premises at 35 Albemarle Street will open in early September. Founded in 1817, the UK’s oldest family-owned art dealership has created a gallery which clearly states that modern and contemporary art will play a very significant role in its future, but at the same time acknowledges their long-established position as dealers in Old Master paintings and drawings and British paintings and watercolours. The gallery is also delighted to announce that Georgina Pemberton will be joining Agnew’s as a Director at the end of August 2010. Georgina was formerly Director and Head of Australian Paintings at Sotheby’s in Australia where she worked since 2002; from 2005 she has been a Specialist for the Australian Antiques Roadshow. Prior to joining Sotheby’s she worked with Rex Irwin, the well-known Sydney-based art dealer representing international and Australian artists. Earlier in her career she worked at Phillips in the UK where she specialised in 20th Century British paintings. Georgina will work closely with Thomas Lighton (former Managing Director of leading modern and contemporary art specialists Waddington Galleries, who joined Agnew’s as Chief Executive earlier this year) and Gina Agnew, a seventh-generation member of the family who has been appointed as an Associate Director. Agnew’s will give the primary focus of its purpose-built street-level gallery to a programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions, whilst earlier paintings will be exhibited in a dedicated first-floor gallery space. Its opening exhibition at 35 Albemarle Street on 8th September will be devoted to paintings by Australia’s pre-eminent 20th Century artist Sir Sidney Nolan. Over the last few years, Agnew’s has sourced top-quality works by Nolan throughout the world, including from private collections in America, Australia and Britain. This important survey of Nolan’s work will include a key picture of the explorers Burke and Wills, originally from James Fairfax’s collection, and also a painting of Ned Kelly painted in 1964. ‘First Class Marksman’ (1946) from the first Ned Kelly series sold for A$5.4 million (£3.1 million) – an auction record for any Australian artist – in March this year in Australia. Julian Agnew, Chairman, said “it was logical for us to appoint Tom, a man with a wealth of experience in 20th Century and contemporary art. We believe Georgina’s appointment will further strengthen this department and she brings specialist knowledge of the Australian market, and we believe is well-placed to help us focus on emerging markets in the Pacific and Middle East.”

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New art projects in Morocco and Paris

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 maggio 2010

Henri Jobbé Duval is preparing to experience and share two new art projects… one in Morocco with the launch of the Marrakech Art Fair (MAF), a fair of modern and contemporary art and design, from 8 to 11 October 2010;  and the other in Paris at Place Vendôme, with Paris Art Picture, a new show dedicated to plastic photography and video and digital images, from 18 to 21 November 2010.
In 1973, Henri Jobbé Duval left his Rennes gallery to participate in the creation of the FIAC in Paris. While actively participating in the development of the FIAC, he also contributes to the organization of the book show and international outreach of the Boat Show, and is initiating two new fairs in the field of art: Découvertes and SAGA. From Assistant General Manager in charge of communications for the REED-OIP Group starting in 1994, he became Vice-President in 1999 and is responsible for the Group’s development.   In 2002, he came to artparis as artistic director of the modern and contemporary art fair and, along with the fair, participated in the reopening of the Grand Palais in 2006.  Along with Caroline Clough-Lacoste, he contributed to the creation of artparis-AbuDhabi in 2007 and went on to become its artistic director.  Currently, Henri Jobbé-Duval is actively working to meet two new challenges with his associate Caroline Clough-Lacoste and IFM (International Fair Makers): the launch of the Marrakech Art Fair in October and Paris Art Picture in November 2010.  (Duval)

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Kraemer Antiquaire

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 aprile 2010

Paris from 15 to 22 September 2010 43 rue Monceau at the XXVème Biennale des Antiquaires Authenticity, beauty, rarity, and originality: such are the key words that have guided the Kraemers’ decisions since 1875. Not only is it the oldest Parisian gallery specializing in high-end art objects from the 17th and 18th centuries, it is also the most renowned. Situated in a town house at 43 rue de Monceau, Paris 8th, it continues to attract the attention of private collectors and great international museums. For six generations, Kraemer Antiquaire has been developing a tradition of discretion while regularly welcoming art lovers and great interior decorators to its gallery. By participating in the 25th Biennale des Antiquaires, the Kraemer family will be meeting with those who share the same passion for furniture and art objects that adorn both classical and contemporary interiors, both in France and throughout the world.Such is the case of this surprising chandelier with a star-spangled blue painted metal sphere ornamented with chased giltbronzes, bearing eight lights, circa 1800. A very similar model made by bronzier Claude Galle can be found at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Or, for example, this marquetry regulator clock, ornamented with chased and gilded bronze mounts, which will reign majestically over Kraemer Antiquaire’s stand No. 1. (antiquaires)

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Gilbert and George Jack Freak Pictures

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 giugno 2009

gilbertBerlin until 18/9/2009 Arndt & Partner Hamburger Bahnhof As the international tour of the last Gilbert & George retrospective (2007-2009) did not include Berlin, Arndt & Partner are now all the more delighted to present a solo exhibition of the celebrity artist duo in its gallery rooms behind the Hamburger Bahnhof. It is the first Gilbert & George solo show in Berlin for 14 years.  The exhibition features a selection of 20 large-scale pieces from the Jack Freak Pictures, the largest Gilbert & George group of pictures to date. The thrust of the content is given by the colors and shapes of the Union Jack flag that dominate the bulk of the pictures as well as the recurring motive of medals, emblems and trees. In the Jack Freak Pictures the artist duo explores aspects of nationhood and of the sentient individual in the nets of society. In his essay published in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition the British writer Michael Bracewell describes these pictures as -the most iconic, philosophically astute and visually violent works that Gilbert & George have ever created…- The result is a fascinating kaleidoscopic mix of the monstrously grotesque with an intricate ornamental structure reminiscent of sacred art. In ever new variations, Gilbert & George order the signs and fragments of social life they find in their neighborhood – the multicultural East End of London -, where solidarity and friendship are as visible as intolerance and marginalization. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Michael Bracewell will be published by the Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, to accompany the exhibition. (gilbert)

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Expo Happy accidents

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 aprile 2009

accidentTorino   16 maggio – 30 giugno 2009  Marena Rooms Gallery, Nathan Sinai Rayman  A cura di Monica Trigona  Inaugurazione: venerdì 15 maggio 2009, ore h 18,00 – 23,00  Nathan Sinai Rayman o, come lo chiamano tutti, Nate è un giovane artista californiano alla sua prima personale in Italia presso una galleria. Ha concepito per la Marena Rooms Gallery un percorso espositivo site specific che riflette la sua ultima ricerca incentrata sulla produzione di opere pittoriche realizzate con tecniche varie, dall’utilizzo dell’acrilico e dell’olio all’impiego di collage e di materiali disparati su superfici di tela o addirittura di cartongesso. Inoltre presenta una serie di disegni su carta in penna e acquerello di piccolo formato. La mostra “Happy Accidents” vuole esaminare criticamente il modo in cui noi tutti categorizziamo gli incontri che avvengono tra l’arte, l’ “altro”, e noi stessi, analizzando il dato involontario presente nelle opere. Rayman sollecita pertanto a riflettere sull’eventualità che la pittura possa demolire sistematicamente le categorie interpretative.  Molti dei suoi dipinti e disegni decostruiscono e ricostruiscono capricciosamente segni distintivi e materiali utilizzati nei rapporti con l’arte e creano nuovi significati per sviluppare altre “mappe” di incontro. L’installazione site specific intende modificare un’esperienza apparentemente familiare indagando i confini tra la produzione e il prodotto finito che in realtà è rappresentazione della nostra continua ricostruzione. (image accident)

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Ron Arad

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 aprile 2009

aradLondon from 7/4/09 to 9/5/09 Taylor Gallery Dering Street. Timothy Taylor Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by Ron Arad. This marks the first show at the gallery since it announced sole representation of Arad in the UK. Grouped around a freestanding star of interconnected walls designed by Arad, the show will unveil a number of highly sophisticated experimental pieces, many only recently produced and on display for the first time. Arad’s re-invention of the chair is constantly evolving; the Thumbprint, composed of multiple bronze rods, and the Rod Gomli, of stainless steel rods, are jewel-like objects that shimmer as the light shifts, revealing subtle gradations of colour. The first in editions of six, they are imposing yet intricate pieces – their seductive contours inviting the viewer to touch, explore and climb into the curved centres they create. In addition to the Thumbprint, there will be a series of three unique Bodyguards. Crafted from inflated aerospace aluminium, cut individually, highly polished and tinted, they will be shown alongside four new and unique Drunk Bodyguards. These remarkable sculptural pieces sway woozily on a single tangent point, balancing, poised in mid-air, reacting to the lightest of touches. They appear to be weightless. Paradoxically this weightlessness is the result of extreme heaviness. Exploring similar paradoxes, the woven pieces, Gomlis and Johnny Wasps, are deceptively strong yet light in structure. Composite techno-threads are woven around sacrificial moulds. Colourful, tribal and dotted with latticed holes, they hold the body as if in an airy web. Arad’s most recent and critically acclaimed solo show, No Discipline, is currently on view at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, until 16 March 2009, displaying over 100 pieces in a specially created scenography. Arad will open a re-defined version of this exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 2 August – 19 October 2009 before reconfiguring it in turn for the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in the autumn of 2010. Arad was born in Tel Aviv in 1951 and studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and at the Architectural Association in London. He was appointed Professor of Product Design at the Royal College of Art in London in 1997. Before and After Now, a major retrospective of Arad’s work was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2000, a year after the publication of a monograph by Deyan Sudjic, now Director of London’s Design Museum. In 2004 Ron Arad Talks To Matthew Collings was published by Phaidon. Arad’s Architectural projects include the Maserati headquarters showroom in Modena, Italy, and Y’s fashion store for Yohji Yamamoto in Tokyo, Japan, which opened in 2003. In 2004 he began work on the design of Magis’s headquarters in Treviso, Italy and the Holon Design Museum in Israel, now completed. In the same year, he participated in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. (photo arad)

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