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

Barcode: 978-3-7757-3301-4

Designer: DAN MILLER

Dimensions: 25.40 x 29.20 cm

Editor: GALERIE GMURZYNSKA

Language: ENGLISH

Medium: clothbound

Artists Referenced: ZAHA HADID