|An inveterate risk-taker, Hadid has been called "the least boring person in her field." K.M. Mulder takes us through a collection documenting her work to date.|
|"Vitra Fire Station," a painting by Zaha Hadid|
|Beko Building, Belgrade|
If you know your Russian Suprematists, like Malevich, and your Russian Constructivists, like El Lissitzky, Hadid’s tectonic artworks model a similarly futuristic and dynamic energy. If you don’t, essays by the erudite Italian critic Germano Celant, New York Times architecture critic Joseph Giovanni, the architect/historian Detlef Mertin, and Hadid’s business partner Patrik Schumacher may fill in some of the gaps. If the jargon occasionally interrupts your understanding of a key contributor in the postmodern era, let the images of Hadid’s fluid achievements complete the process, and know that her generous interdisciplinary approach presages the design of the future.
This guest post was brought to you K. L. Mulder, "a committed multi-disciplinarian recovering from specialties in art and architectural history."