Monumental Installation by Ron Arad
Ron Arad creates immersive digital canvas for renowned multi-media artists’ works in Israel In the Museum’s Art Garden
The stunning and much-talked about installation by designer, artist, and architect Ron Arad, will be installed for three weeks in the Israel Museum‘s Art Garden.
Through September 5 (except Fridays)
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“720 Degrees” will be on view Saturday – Thursday evenings, 8:30 – 11:00 pm.
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The video art will be screened twice: Screenings begin at 8:30 pm and at 9:45 pm.
A bar and light refreshments will be available.
Please dress warmly.
The installation is wheelchair accessible
Co-presented by the Museum and Jerusalem Season of Culture, “720°” was originally premiered in London in 2011 as part of the Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse Series
Ron Arad’s installation 720°, in the Israel Museum’s Bill Rose Art Garden
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem Season of Culture are presenting 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. 720° will be presented from August 16 through September 5, and 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.
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.
“We are always experimenting with new ways for our visitors to interact with great works of art in the Museum’s unique landscape and setting,” said James S. Snyder, Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Israel Museum. “Ron Arad is one of the leading figures in art and design to emerge from Israel’s current generation, and we are delighted to provide him with our very special venue for this monumentally engaging work. We look forward to enjoying our audience’s spontaneous interactions with and responses to it.”
“I am thrilled to be able to partner with the Israel Museum to bring this unique installation by Ron Arad to Israel as part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture,” said Itay Mautner, the Jerusalem Season of Culture's Artistic Director. “When you see 720° in Jerusalem, it’s completely different from what audiences saw in London at the Roundhouse, both in its concept and its context. By bringing the installation outside, the work becomes a part of Jerusalem’s landscape, changing both the skyline of the city and the feel of the installation. It has a uniquely Jerusalem flavor.”
"Jerusalem has become a world-class cultural destination, and we hope that art and design lovers, and tourists of all kinds, will enjoy Ron Arad’s 720° as a catalyst to appreciate our beautiful city with fresh eyes and in a new light,” stated Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat. “We are delighted to partner with the Schusterman Foundation, the Jerusalem Season of Culture, and the Israel Museum in this creative enterprise."
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.
720° will be on view in the Israel Museum’s Billy Rose Art Garden from August 16 through September 5, Sunday through Thursday evenings from 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. The evening will be composed of two screenings of an hour-long video loop, interspersed with two fifteen-minute surprise performances.
About the Jerusalem Season of Culture
Jerusalem Season of Culture launched in 2011 to reveal, nurture, and celebrate Jerusalem’s ancient, colorful, and unique cultural essence with the help of local artists and selected guests from abroad. In this annual summer showcase of the city's contemporary cultural treasures, Jerusalem hosts a series of riveting artistic experiences spanning the worlds of dance, music, poetry, philosophy, visual art, new media and more. Jerusalem Season of Culture, a registered non-profit, was initiated by the Schusterman Foundation–Israel in partnership with the Municipality of Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Foundation, the Jerusalem Development Authority, local cultural institutions, and a dedicated group of founding funders. For more information, please visit: http://www.jsoc.org.il/en