Serpentine Sackler Gallery to Host a Major Zaha Hadid Show
An exhibition of paintings, drawings and digital works by Zaha Hadid is going to open at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London this winter (8 December-12 February 2017).
Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) is widely regarded as a pioneering and visionary architect whose contribution to the world of architecture cannot be overstated.
She was also an accomplished artist and highly skilled calligrapher, influenced by Malevich, Tatlin and Rodchenko. In an exhibition, first conceived with the artist before her passing, Serpentine Galleries presents her rarely seen paintings, drawings – including calligraphy drawings which would later be transformed into architecture – and her visionary digital visual work, all of which echo the lightness and weightlessness of her buildings.
The Serpentine has had a long relationship with Hadid, beginning in 1996 when she joined as a Trustee of the Gallery. Her first structure in London was the inaugural Serpentine Pavilion in 2000. It was followed by a light installation, Lilas, in 2007. In 2013, she completed the extension for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, one of Zaha Hadid Architects’ first permanent buildings in central London. She participated in Serpentine Marathons in 2006 and 2013.