Afterthought by Ron Arad

Afterthought by Ron Arad

My own photo of Aferthought taken at the Centre Pompidou at the occasion of Ron Arad’s overview exhibition.

While making Southern Hemisphere, Arad found his eye and imagination caught by two formed, untrimmed plates sitting in the workshop. He decided to treat these slabs as if they were an otherworldly and powerful press, locking a volume between them so that it seemed to be compressed—and called this idea an “afterthought.” The red version dramatizes the effect, highlighting the landscape within the piece.

Text: Moma

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