Date 27th May – 27th November 2016
Venue Venice, Italy
An abridged retrospective exhibition of Zaha Hadid’s work opened its doors to the world for six months at the 16th century Palazzo Franchetti on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. The exhibition is hosted by Fondazione Berengo as a celebration of Zaha Hadid’s four-decade long career in architecture and design. The exhibition coincided with this year’s Venice Architectural Biennale.
The exhibition showcases a range of seminal paintings, drawings and models of Hadid’s repertoire, expressing the ingenuity and dynamism of her architectural projects in a variety of media including photography and film. It aims to convey the research that is undertaken for each of Zaha Hadid Architects’ project by way of her built, under-construction, in development and unrealised designs.
Her early works displayed include Malevich’s Tektonic (1976-77), Hadid’s fourth-year project at the Architectural Association School in London that bridged the River Thames.