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Celebrating Zaha Hadid's Designs

Sept. 10, 2022–Feb. 12, 2023

Lead Exhibition

Zaha Hadid Design for CITCO Milan, <i>Tela</i>, 2014. Photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo.

Zaha Hadid Design for CITCO Milan, Tela, 2014. Photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo.

Zaha Hadid Design for CITCO Milan, <i>Tela</i>, 2014. Photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo.

Zaha Hadid Design for Kenny Schachter / ROVE Gallery, Z-CAR I, 2005–2006. Courtesy Zaha Hadid Design.

Zaha Hadid Design for CITCO Milan, <i>Tela</i>, 2014. Photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo.

Zaha Hadid Design for Julian Treger and Kenny Schachter / ROVE Gallery, Orchis, 2008. Photograph by Antonio Sanz. Courtesy Ivorypress.

Zaha Hadid Design for CITCO Milan, <i>Tela</i>, 2014. Photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo.

Zaha Hadid Design, Kuki.ONE, 2016. Courtesy Zaha Hadid Design.

Zaha Hadid Design for CITCO Milan, <i>Tela</i>, 2014. Photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo.

Zaha Hadid Design, Field of Towers, 2014. Courtesy Zaha Hadid Design.

Zaha Hadid Design for CITCO Milan, <i>Tela</i>, 2014. Photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo.

Zaha Hadid Design for Vitra, Mesa, 2007. Photograph by Barbara Sorg.

This exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum’s building, created by the late architect Zaha Hadid. The design-focused retrospective explores Hadid's pioneering vision, from idea to implementation, through a robust survey of design objects (tables, chairs, bookshelves, pendant lamps) as well as sketches, paintings, video animations, and product concepts. The ideas, exploration of materials, and compositional schemes present in her design objects will stand in dialogue with the MSU Broad Art Museum’s own architectural design. This exhibition is co-curated by Woody Yao from Zaha Hadid Design and former MSU Broad Art Museum director Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Montagut. Previously, the two served on the 2006 curatorial team of the Zaha Hadid retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Celebrating Zaha Hadid’s Designs is organized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Major support for the exhibition is provided by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Bonnie Larson, Alan and Rebecca Ross, and the MSU Federal Credit Union.

The exhibition is curated by former Director Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Montagut and Woody Yao of Zaha Hadid Design. Additional curatorial assistance is provided by Maha Kutay and Margarita Valova of Zaha Hadid Design; Interim Director & Senior Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs Steven L. Bridges; Assistant Curator Rachel Winter; Curatorial Assistant Dalina A. Perdomo Álvarez; Curatorial Research and Administrative Assistants Elijah Hamilton-Wray and Thaís Wenstrom; and Filippo Nassetti and Johanna Huang of Zaha Hadid Design.