On the eve of the opening of his solo exhibition in Moscow, artist, designer, and architect Ron Arad will talk about public art and how it is influenced by existing landmarks.
Public Art is easier to commission than to decommission, and involves than just the artist and his ideas. The public is closely involved but mainly the public; the culture and attitudes of society as a whole. Where sometimes the artist's curiosity and delight is sufficient, not so in Public Art. In his lecture, Arad will talk about his unique 16-meter mobile sculpture 'Spyre', which adorned the entrance to the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2016, and other public projects, including 'Big Blue' in Canary Wharf (London), 'Evergreen!' (Tokyo), 'Kesher' (Tel Aviv), and 'Vortext' (Seoul).
In summer 2016, three major installations by Ron Arad According to Arad, the satisfaction of personal interests, ambitions and tastes is not enough to produce a successful project. In the creation of public art, society itself plays a key role through its involvement in the creation process and its response thereafter.