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ZAHA HADID exhibition at the BUCHMANN GALERIE, Berlin

Charlottenstrasse 13 D-10969 Berlin, Germany
+49(0)30 258 999 29

April 27 - June 23, 2012
Tues. - Sat. 11 am - 6 pm

The Buchmann Galerie is pleased to announce its third exhibition with Zaha Hadid. The focus of the presentation is on eight Silver Paintings, three Dot Paintings, and the large furniture-sculpture Iceberg and Gyre. 

Zaha Hadid's Silver and Dot Paintings express notions of space that are otherwise familiar only from abstract formulas or can only be experienced as tectonic forms. Images are important to the studio's work because their modulations of colour, gradients of dark to light or pointillist techniques are design means that show different options on the path to the built reality. Hadid's images are representational without being naturalistic, because they do not show physical realities but rather architectural possibilities: Detlef Mertins explains in the catalogue to Hadid's 2006 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum: "Hadid's paintings bring mathematical and geological geometries into greater alignment."

The Iceberg and Gyre furniture pieces showcase Hadid’s formal research exploring liquid territories: soft meets sharp, convex and concave, and a sculptural sensibility that impacts on our self-conception. With the formal dynamic of a fluid mass, Hadid emphasizes the continuous nature of the design and the smooth evolution between otherwise disparate elements.