Presenting two of the most famous pieces from the Zaha Hadid Collection, Citco exhibition in Italy, commemorates the Anglo-Iraqi architect the MAXXI, the National Museum of Arts of the XXI century, a facility designed by Hadid, and explores her relationship with Italy.
Citco is one of the outstanding Italian companies with which Zaha Hadid, the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize, in 2004, chose to join forces: this fertile collaboration dates back to five years ago, and led to the creation of an extraordinary collection composed of walls in marble with great expressive impact, and furnishing complements of rare beauty. Every piece reflects the designer’s fascination with nature and with geology, in particular, based on careful observation of the phenomena and organisational systems of the natural world. Hadid’s visionary projects have been produced and translated into reality by the expert craftsmen of Citco, capable of combining the most advanced technologies with the purest craftsmanship.
For this solo show, Citco has contributed Tau, the series of vases whose apparently delicate image, like flower petals, disguises the solidity and substance of the marble with which they are made. A perfect example of the intrinsic complexity of the work of Zaha Hadid, these vases come to life thanks to a dense series of overlapping folds that seem to grow and blossom before our very eyes.
The exhibition also includes the Mercuric tables, a series of small tables with organic forms for free combinations, shown here in the Nero Marquina version. The tables, with their sinuous, graceful forms, seem to have been polished by water like river stones, conveying a sense of the power of stone and the vigour of nature, while suggesting ancestral forces.
For Citco “Zaha Hadid and Italy” represents not just an international showcase, but also a confirmation of the inestimable value this collaboration with one of the greatest names in the world of architecture and design has had and continues to have.
Citco takes part in the exhibition held from 23 June 2017 to 14 January 2018 at the National Museum of Arts of the XXI century.