The exhibition’s curator, Kenny Schachter describes Hadid’s world-view as one in which ‘art, design, and architecture collapse into one another to reflect an all-encompassing way of life characterised by pushing and pulling the boundaries of aesthetics in every conceivable manner and form. What is so inspiring and intriguing about the astounding output of Zaha Hadid, is the imaginative, inventive and unquenchable expression of curiosity and creativity. Hadid defies pigeonholing in a world increasingly defined by uniformity’.
The MAXXI: National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome, Italy and the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games are excellent demonstrations of Hadid’s quest for complex, fluid space. Previous seminal buildings such as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati and the Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion have also been hailed as architecture that transforms our ideas of the future with new spatial concepts and bold, visionary forms.
From her London-based studio, Zaha Hadid Architects adopts the same creative approach with regard to objects such as purses, cutlery, jewellery, decorative objects, or furniture, such as the Zephyr sofa or the Liquid Glacial table. These two pieces, along with a wide selection of works, will comprise the exhibition which suggests ‘a very democratic conception, non-hierarchical in structure’ explains Schachter