Art, ArtisTree, Hong Kong, Serpentine Gallery, Zaha Hadid, ZHA Architects

Hadid artwork show opens in Hong Kong

“There Should Be No End to Experimentation,” is the title of an exhibition exploring the conceptual early works of the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid which has opened in Hong Kong.

Originally conceived by Hadid and Serpentine Galleries, the show presents the Pritzker-Prize winner’s experimental paintings, drawings and sketches at a gallery called ArtisTree.

Many of the works predate her first completed building, the Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

While the exhibition first showed in London late last year, the Hong Kong opening has been expanded with additional archival material and some of the art on show was inspired by the traditional Chinese watercolour paintings that Hadid saw when travelling across China in the early 1980s.

As in the London show, visitors can enter Hadid’s radical reimagining of cities including Hong Kong through a virtual-reality experience developed by the Serpentine, Zaha Hadid Architects and Google Arts & Culture.