Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk launched his third $100,000 Future Generation Art Prize (for young talent) at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, the new scene- shaper by Zaha Hadid.
Zaha Hadid posed for an army of photographers huddled outside a former gunpowder depot in London’s Hyde Park.
The first sight that greets the visitor to the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery is a life-sized sculpture of an elephant’s posterior.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the next chairman of the Serpentine Gallery, a London arts institution, taking the post after his mayoral term ends.
“All art is erotic.”
“Some sort of sea life creature” is how architect Zaha Hadid describes the 269 million pound ($439 million) Aquatics Centre she just completed for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics, defeating Madrid and Istanbul by overcoming apathy by the Japanese public and a recent nuclear accident to get the Summer Games for the second time.
Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul all have to overcome significant hurdles as the cities try to win votes to host the 2020 Olympics, which may bring a boost of more than $500 million to local economies.
“Most people don’t want to jump off cliffs,” said Deborah Borda during a conversation last week.
Architect Zaha Hadid has been appointed to design a new headquarters for the central bank in Baghdad, two months after an assault on the existing building left at least 15 people dead.