Israel Museum opens Ron Arad exhibition

. August 21, 2012

Israel Museum in Jerusalem presents an Installation by Ron Arad on view August 16 to September 5, 2012, will feature a nightly scheduled program of video projections by leading multi-media artists, together with surprise, one-time-only performances by Israeli performers and performance artists.

Ron Arad’s monumental installation 720°—an immersive experience that presents 360-degree screenings of films and video art—in the heart of the Museum’s Isamu Noguchi-designed Billy Rose Art Garden. Composed of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from a height of 26 feet (8 meters) to form a perfect circle, 720° will allow visitors to experience projections both inside the installation’s interior and also from vantage points across the Museum’s 20-acre campus.

A prolific artist and designer who has experimented with varied materials and textures throughout his career, Arad provides an alternative experience of images in motion with this interactive installation. Each evening, video works and films by Mat Collishaw, Ori Gersht, Christian Marclay, and David Shrigley, among many others, will be projected on 720° in an hour-long loop. In addition, short, surprise performances with leading Israeli artists in music, dance, poetry, and theater will be staged within and projected on the massive installation. Performances will not be announced in advance, creating unexpected and memorable experiences for each evening’s guests.

The installation is a collaborative project of the Jerusalem Season of Culture and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and was originally developed and presented with the title Curtain Call, as a part of the Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse Series, London in 2011. Its production in Jerusalem is made possible by the Schusterman Foundation–Israel and the Municipality of Jerusalem. www.english.imjnet.org.il

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