DORODESIGN likes: Ron Arad transforms real FIAT 500s into compressed works of art

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Israeli artist and designer Ron Arad returns to the Holon Design Museum in Tel Aviv with “In Reverse”, an exhibition that celebrates three decades of his work in metal. A major highlight of the exhibition is a new project which explores the way in which automobile bodies behave under compression. On the walls of the upper gallery, Arad has installed six crushed Fiat 500s, each flattened into a two dimensional work of art. Speaking about the project Arad said,  “‘The Fiat 500 is a national symbol for Italy and our generation, and it’s a very endearing vehicle. We’re not destroying the cars, we’re immortalising them.”

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via Wallpaper

Images courtesy of Ron Arad Associates.

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