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FLLW lived to be almost 92, Mies van der Rohe lived to be 83, Frank Gehry is still alive at 87, Norman Foster is 80, Oscar Niemeyer lived to be 104, Philip Johnson was 99 when he died. I thought we'd have at least 15 more years with Hadid.*

Weirdly, the only building of hers that I've gone through (the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cincinnati) didn't blow me away. Still, other work of hers that I've seen is sublime. There's no rhyme or reason: I just really like it immediately. That's in addition to the fact that she is the most famous female architect in the world. And she's the only woman who's won the Pritzker architecture prize on her own (the Pritzker is called "the Nobel Prize for architecture").

I know guys are more into math & engineering but jesus christ.

Here's a piece including words by Foster. Very nice:

*I found out I'd been pronouncing her name wrong. I thought it was "ha-deed". It was "ha-did" (like the word "did"). I'll try to remember that.

Date: 2016-04-01 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh… the Piss Christ building! Why didn’t they just say so? Now it’s all coming together. Rock on Cincinnati, rock on.

Date: 2016-04-03 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They have Andres Serrano there? Wish I'd known (one of the reasons art historians are boring - Piss Christ was by him - I really liked it).

Date: 2016-04-03 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't think it's there now. But that's where it was when the lawsuit happened back in.. um, 1988. The first of apparently many lawsuits according to google... Argentina sued Serrano and Giuliani sued him... Oh and now it's been vandalized.

Okay, you probably saw this link way back in the day as it has Serrano and Wojnarowicz all in one place.

Date: 2016-04-03 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah - the city of Cincinnati must have felt the need to atone because the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati moved into the museum by Hadid in 2003. This is why I was confused.

Date: 2016-04-04 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, so her building was free of the shenanigans. That's good.


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