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Zaha Hadid, Serpentine Galleries, Experimentation, calligraphic drawings, Hong Kong.

There Should Be No End To Experimentation

An exhibition organised by Zaha Hadid Design and The Serpentine Galleries will be showcasing the early works of late Zaha Hadid.

“There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?”- Zaha Hadid

Such was the vision of the pioneer in the field of Architecture and Design, Zaha Hadid. Zaha Hadid Design and the Serpentine Galleries are bringing an exhibition of the early works of the late architect and designer Zaha Hadid to Hong Kong. Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 2004 and was also honoured with the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal in 2016.

Zaha Hadid, Serpentine Galleries, Experimentation, calligraphic drawings, Hong Kong.

Hailing from Baghdad, Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London. She established Zaha Hadid Architects in London and eventually became renowned across the world for her ground-breaking theoretical works, including The Peak in Hong Kong (1983), the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin (1986) and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994) amongst many others.

Her vision of architecture deliberated on the necessary arrangement of  form and spaces in truly impressive spatial compositions that augmented imagination from all over the world.

Drawing and painting manifested at the core of all her works. The profound influence of Malevich, Tatlin and Rodchenko is justified by her use of calligraphic drawings in order to visualise her architectural ideas. The works by Hadid on paper and canvas bear testimony to the kind of architecture that she sought to advocate and the remarkable lightness and weightlessness of the buildings and the subtly combined manifestation of art, architecture and design in her works.

Zaha Hadid, Serpentine Galleries, Experimentation, calligraphic drawings, Hong Kong.

The present exhibition in Hong Kong is set to portray an all-encompassing vision of space and reality – the utopian world of Hadid through her early works. The exhibition has been entitled “There Should Be No End to Experimentation”. It will showcase the early calligraphic drawings and paintings and her rarely seen private notebooks and sketches between the 1970s and the 1990s that went on to define the architectural genius that the world looked up to.

Zaha Hadid, Serpentine Galleries, Experimentation, calligraphic drawings, Hong Kong.

The exhibition is partnered by Swire Properties in association with J.P. Morgan Private Bank. The event will take place from 17th March to 6th April, 2017 in ArtisTree, Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, China. Talking about the event, Evening Standard has said, “This survey of Zaha Hadid’s experimental 2D work is a revelation … Hadid’s paintings and drawings which sit somewhere between art, architecture and design, compellingly fuse fantasy and science”. If you are keen on an developing a true understanding of the intricacies of design that manifested in innumerable patterns in the architectural excellence that defines Zaha Hadid, make sure you do not miss this wonderful event.

Photo Credits The Serpentine Galleries


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