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Zaha Hadid. Beyond Boundaries, Art and Design at Ivorypress Space, Madrid

Opening event September 4th, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
C/Comandante Zorita 48 - 46
28020 Madrid Spain
September 4th - November 3rd 2012

The exhibition showcases the work of Zaha Hadid, reflecting her research that challenges established conventions. In addition to drawings, paintings, reliefs and installations, Hadid’s furniture and product design will also be exhibited.

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 Guangzhou Opera House in China have also been hailed as architecture that transforms our ideas of the future with new spatial concepts and bold, visionary forms.

From their 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.

To download high resolution images of the works to be displayed and descriptive text for publication, please use the ZHA FTP here