david shrigley inside ron arad's '720 degrees' at the israel museum

16 August 2012
Films by gallery artist David Shrigley will be shown in '720 Degrees', the stunning and much-talked about installation by designer, artist, and architect Ron Arad, installed for three weeks in the Israel Museum‘s Art Garden, side-by-side with works by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Micha Ullman.

An installation of monumental proportions, '720 Degrees' is composed of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from a height of 8 meters to form a perfect circle.

The cords serve as an empty digital canvas on which works by renowned video artists from Israel and abroad, including Shrigley, Christian Marclay (The Clock), Ori Gersht, Mat Collishaw and more, will be projected for outdoor viewing each evening.

Visitors will be able to see '720 Degrees' from points throughout the Museum's 20-acre campus and experience up-close 360-degree screenings of films and video art projected onto the structure. They will also be able to approach and enter inside the installation to experience the work from its interior.

'720 Degrees' marks a new peak in Arad's varied and prolific career of cultural creativity. As an artist who explores materials and textures, Arad aims to provide an alternative experience of images in motion with this new work. The installation, which was constructed for the first time at the Roundhouse in London in summer 2011, was described by the BBC as a "new way of seeing art," and by the Observer as "playful, original and brilliant." For the full BBC article click here.

'720 Degrees' will be on view Saturday - Thursday evenings, 20:00 - 23:00, from mid-August until early September.

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