Zaha Hadid (*1950 in Baghdad), recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, designed and curated a groundbreaking exhibition at Zurich’s Galerie Gmurzynska, comparing works of the Russian avant-garde with those of Zaha Hadid Architects. A fierce explosion of Russian works tore through the contemporary works by the architect in a dynamic black and white design. Created specifically for the venue, the projection of a two-dimensional drawing onto a three dimensional space transformed the gallery into a spatial painting in which the threshold of the picture plane expanded and could be entered. Zaha Hadid translated the warped and weightless space of Russian avant-garde painting and sculpture by Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, and Alexander Rodchenko into her very own architectural language. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3300-7)
2012. c. 288 pp., ca. 175 color ills.
Authors: CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS, KRYSTYNA GMURZYNSKA, ALEXANDER LAVRENTIEV, MELODIE LEUNG, ANDREI NAKOV, HANS ULRICH OBRIST, MATHIAS RASTORFER, KENNY SCHACHTER, PATRIK SCHUMACHER
Designer: DAN MILLER
Dimensions: 25.40 x 29.20 cm
Editor: GALERIE GMURZYNSKA
Artists Referenced: ZAHA HADID