Diana Al-Hadid Exhibition at The Hammer

The Hammer Museum presents an exhibition of works by Sculptor Diana Al-Hadid, open through August 15, 2010.

Diana Al-Hadid Built From Our Tallest Tales 2008 Wood, metal, polystyrene, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, plastic, concrete and paint. 144 x 100 x 80 in. (365.76 x 254 x 203.2 cm

Al-Hadid constructs baroque architectural forms such as towers, labyrinths, and pipe organs that appear to be in a state of ruin. Using materials such as cardboard, plywood, plaster, and resin, Al-Hadid’s sculptures are informed by an array of influences, both eastern and western–ancient Biblical and mythological narratives, Arabic oral traditions, Gothic architecture, iconic western painting, Islamic ornamentation, and scientific advances in physics and astronomy. For her first solo museum exhibition, Al-Hadid will be making a new piece inspired by the Islamic astronomer and inventor Al-Jazari’s famous water clock built in 1206 and early Netherlandish Renaissance paintings.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310.443.7000