Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Experiences: The Great Utopia 1992-93

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Painting and drawing as a tool for exhibition design tool at the Guggenheim Museum, New York

Zaha Hadid: Virtual Reality Experience 2016, The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde 1915 – 1932, 1992-93 - Tatlin Tower and Tectonic “Worldwind”, 1992-93 © Zaha Hadid Foundation 2016

Painting and Exhibition Design
The design for the Russian avant-garde exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, was created in only two months. It was an extraordinary event, coming just after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it was also a unique display of works borrowed from institutions that were still under one authority. The unveiling of Malevich’s Black Square (1913) was a quasi-religious moment. For the exhibition, Hadid used the spiral to tell a story through which the visitor moves seamlessly up the ramp. Interruptions are created with obstacles, and screens with posters push the visitor to the edge of the ramp, allowing different perspectives to be seen at the same time.

"What was interesting was the idea of representing the mind through not only science, but also art installations" - Zaha Hadid

"The point is that the complexity of space doesn't detract from the exhibited art, and how through the complexity of space, you can actually interpret many variations curatorially. It gives the curators many more possibilities to explore many different leads and connections." - Zaha Hadid

Credits: Story

Tatlin Tower and Tectonic “Worldwind”
1992 – 93
Acrylic and watercolours on cartridge paper
105 x 186 x 3 cm

From the project:
The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant Garde 1915 – 1932, 1992 – 93

© Zaha Hadid Foundation 2016

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