This will be the first exhibition in the Gulf by renowned architect Zaha Hadid
Where: Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research, Bahrain When: 15 March – 30 April 2010
For her inaugural exhibition in the Gulf, Zaha Hadid - Fluidity & Design, the Pritzker Prize winning architect presents her practice’s continued exploration and research towards a new architectural language of fluidity that encompasses all scales of design – a built manifesto informed by originality and innovation.
Evolving from the demands of greater complexity and variety in contemporary society, this new language is driven by the latest advances in computational design processes and state-of-the-art fabrication technologies.
"Crevasse" design Zaha Hadid, 2005 Flower vase in 18/10 stainless steel Production Alessi Spa, Italy
In a dialogue of complex curvilinear geometries - each design morphologically conceived and shaped further by typological, functional and ergonomic considerations - Hadid reinvents the balance between object and space – establishing a direct discourse with the Cartesian galleries of the Shaikh Ebrahim Center and presenting the unbounded possibilities of her formal repertoire.
Showcased in the Bin Matar House, one of the traditional Bahraini houses restored by the Shaikh Ebrahim Center, Zaha Hadid – Fluidity & Design reveals the spatial complexity of Hadid’s visionary creations. The exhibition brings together a selection of works that articulate our immediate tactile environment, demonstrating Hadid’s radical reinterpretation of the space we occupy.
"GLACE COLLECTION" design Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher, 2009 for Atelier Swarovski
The works included within the exhibition range from jewellery to large-scale furniture pieces, each produced as unique or limited edition pieces, giving the visitor a true overview of the range of Zaha Hadid’s design practice.
Celeste Necklace Showpiece Jewellery designed for Swarovski Gem Couture. (2008)