Arts
2,072 Hypes 0 Comments

Zaha Hadid's Notebooks & Paintings to Be the Subject of a Traveling Exhibition

With stops at Hadid-designed buildings across the globe.

Before her unexpected death in March, iconic and world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid had been hard at work with London’s Serpentine Galleries on a retrospective exhibition highlighting her rarely seen notebooks. Thankfully, despite Hadid’s passing, Serpentine is pushing on with the exhibition and is planning to open the display this December. As The Guardian points out, the idea for the exhibition came about when Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine’s artistic director, attended her RIBA lecture in February and got a glimpse of her remarkable sketches. “I was completely transfixed,” said Obrist. “I had never seen such notebooks. I wanted to see her to discuss what we could do. An exhibition? A book?”

Naturally, the resulting exhibition will hit Serpentine’s Sackler gallery, which opened in 2013 in Kensington Gardens following an extensive Hadid-helmed renovation. And Hadid’s notebooks aren’t all that’s going to be on display. Joining the sketches are her early paintings, the majority of which were inspired by geometric abstract art pioneer Kazimir Malevich and the early Russian avant-garde movement. Said Obrist of the paintings:

They are not known enough, they are not known to a wider audience and we want many people to see them beyond the art and architecture world. She is one of the great visionaries of our time, she is a historic figure and this is also why we feel this work has to be seen now and why it is so urgent. There could not be a more wonderful connection, to show it in her own building, the only structure in central London of hers.

The currently untitled Hadid exhibition goes on display this December before hitting other Hadid-designed venues — including, potentially, the likes of Rome’s MaXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts and Seoul’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza — in 2017.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Miguel Chevalier Turns Historic Architecture Into 21st Century Virtual Reality
Arts

Miguel Chevalier Turns Historic Architecture Into 21st Century Virtual Reality

The French veteran has created an entire city of live art.

KAWS' 'Clean Slate' Sculpture Looks at Home in Dallas
Arts

KAWS' 'Clean Slate' Sculpture Looks at Home in Dallas

It’s the artist’s second sculpture to arrive at Dallas’ NorthPark Center.

Pen & Paper: Original Punk
Arts 

Pen & Paper: Original Punk

An ode to Santa Cruz Skateboard’s Creative Director, Jim Phillips.


A Look at Jeff Koons' New Exhibition at Almine Rech Gallery
Arts

A Look at Jeff Koons' New Exhibition at Almine Rech Gallery

Running until January.

Photographer Benedict Redgrove Takes Us Behind NASA's Stunning Technology
Arts

Photographer Benedict Redgrove Takes Us Behind NASA's Stunning Technology

Seven years in the making.

Ironlak Art & Design Opens New Flagship Store in Sydney
Arts

Ironlak Art & Design Opens New Flagship Store in Sydney

A treasure trove of paints, strikers and more.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.