Z-Car I, 2006. Zaha Hadid (Iraqi, b. 1950). (Photo courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects)
Next up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building: Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion, the first exhibition in the country to feature Hadid’s product designs in a setting of her own creation.
Zaha Hadid, one of the most innovative architects of the 21st century and the very first woman to receive the renowned Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, has spearheaded innovation in contemporary architecture and design, using cutting-edge digital design that pushes the art form beyond its normal limits.
For Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion, Hadid will create an all-encompassing environment to display examples of the sleek furniture, objects and footwear she has designed in recent years using materials as diverse as wood, steel and polyurethane, as well as the prototype for her pearlescent Z-Car I (see image).
The exhibition is perfectly timed with fall fashion and design goings-on; check out all our coverage on local fashion here.
Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion
Where: Exhibition Gallery, Perelman Building, Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
When: September 17-March 25, 2012
Cost: Adults $8, Seniors (ages 65 & over) $7, Students $6, Children ages 13–18 $6, ages 12 & under Free
More info: www.philamuseum.org