Ron Arad RA discusses public art in relation to his current installation Thought of Train of Thought in St Pancras International station with Tim Marlow, the Royal Academy of Arts’ Artistic Director.
Terrace Wires is a prominent programme for public art, bringing a series of major installations to St Pancras International’s iconic Barlow Shed roof, where they are suspended in front of the station’s famous clock. It offers 48 million travellers each year the chance to experience the latest contemporary art as they pass through the station.
Wednesday 12 October 2016
6.30pm to 7.30pm
St Pancras International
Sir John Betjeman Statue, Grand Terrace
Ron Arad’s work is the second in a four year partnership between the Royal Academy and HS1 Ltd. (owners of St Pancras International station) to develop Terrace Wires, the station’s commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists. Ron Arad’s constant experimentation with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminium and polyamide and his radical re-conception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture. Arad has designed a number of public art pieces, including the Vortext in Seoul, Korea, the Kesher Sculpture at Tel Aviv University, Evergreen in Tokyo, and Curtain Call for Roundhouse, London.