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Zaha Hadid

  • New York, USA
  • Julian Treger and Kenny Schachter/ROVE
  • Complete
  • 1.15 x 4.5 x 3.2m

An attempt to explore, question and re-set the relationship between architecture and art – a series of large scale installations, including sculptures, reliefs, hybrid design objects and paintings, each removed from its initial utilitarian derivation to create new and unfamiliar interior landscapes within two New York art galleries.

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Continuing the long-standing relationship between art, art gallery and architecture we produced a series of large-scale installations, each an exploration of the architecture-art ‘question’ for exhibition at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York, commissioned by Rove Gallery.

Our installations included sculptures, reliefs, hybrid design objects and paintings, each removed from its utilitarian derivation to create new and unfamiliar interior landscapes.

Each ‘element’ exhibited originated from an architectural commission, but was transformed to inform a discourse on process, manufacturing technology and form itself. So, Masterplan – part of a citywide plan for Istanbul – morphed to create a gravity-defying overhead grotto, while a wall design for an opera house in Abu Dhabi transformed itself into a life-sized relief form, flowing as if in motion into an elegant desk structure. A further work, Kloris, was redefined as a cluster of ‘petal-like’ seating elements and sculptures.

En masse, these installations reflect our vision for a new twenty-first century urbanism – a living environment comprising new spatial concepts and bold, visionary forms.

Architect

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Design

Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Architect

Melodie Leung

Exhibition Team

Tom Wuenschmann, Emily Chang, Maha Kutay, Filipa Gomes, Daewha Khang, Gerhild Orthacker, Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu

Artist Consultant

Antonio de Campos

Fabrication

Parrish Rash, Custom Composite Technologies