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.