Venice Biennale to feature Hadid display

Venice Biennale to feature Hadid display

A retrospective display of the work of Zaha Hadid will open in Venice this month during the city’s Architecture Biennale exhibition, the first since her death on March 31 at the age of 65.

The 10-room exhibition, which will run from May 26 to Nov. 27 at the Palazzo Franchetti, is financed by the Fondazione Berengo a Venetian foundation that promotes the art of glass making.

The show will offer an overview of 35 years of Ms. Hadid’s career, from unrealised early projects — including a 1985 plan to transform Trafalgar Square in London (pictured) — to works in progress, such as a port headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium and a residential building on the High Line in New York that is due to be finished early next year.

The idea for a Hadid exhibition came up in October when the Fondazione Berengo’s director, Jane Rushton, got in touch with her on a visit to London.

Hadid subsequently designed sinuous, vase-like sculptures for the Berengo glassmaking studio.

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