Nolli's Orders Piece 2

Diana Al-Hadid, Nolli’s Orders, 2012, steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam and paint, 156 x 264 x 228 in., Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, ©Diana Al-Hadid, Photograph by Joe Levack

Nolli's Orders Piece 3

Diana Al-Hadid, Nolli’s Orders, 2012, steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam and paint, 156 x 264 x 228 in., Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, ©Diana Al-Hadid, Photograph by Joe Levack

Nolli's Orders Piece 4

Diana Al-Hadid, Nolli’s Orders, 2012, steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam and paint, 156 x 264 x 228 in., Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, ©Diana Al-Hadid, Photograph by Joe Levack

Nolli's Orders Piece 1

Diana Al-Hadid, Nolli’s Orders, 2012, steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam and paint, 156 x 264 x 228 in., Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, ©Diana Al-Hadid, Photograph by Joe Levack

Candid

Artist Diana Al-Hadid and Executive Director Mark Masuoka at the opening of Diana Al-Hadid: Nolli’s Orders, Photography by Drew Smith Photography

Diana Al-Hadid: Nolli's Orders

November 23, 2013 - April 13, 2014
Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Galleries

“The Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, was utterly accurate when they sent out a notice that “Nolli’s Orders,” Diana Al-Hadid’s sculpture, ”transforms” the museum’s contemporary collection gallery. It seems like almost an understatement as well, for the room-size installation piece is nearly overwhelming, along with being jaw-dropping for most of the visitors who saw it at an opening night reception a week or so ago.”
-Roger Durbin, Knight Arts


“Diana Al-Hadid's "Nolli's Orders" is liable to stop you in your tracks if you visit the Akron Art Museum, where it is on view through March 16.”
-Dan Kane, Canton Repository

Kent State University graduate Diana Al-Hadid’s monumental sculpture Nolli’s Orders intermingles landscape, architecture and the human figure. Hovering between architectural ruin and figurative sculpture, the thirteen-foot high sculpture is constructed of steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam and paint. Nolli’s Orders was inspired by sources ranging from Italian and Northern Renaissance painting to Gothic architecture and Hellenistic sculpture. Its title refers to the eighteenth century Italian architect and surveyor Giambattista Nolli, who is known for the iconic map of Rome that he completed in 1748. Al-Hadid was born in 1981 in Aleppo Syria and currently lives and works in New York City.

Diana Al-Hadid Signed Catalogue

$45
Diana Al-Hadid is known for her gravity-defying works built from layers of gypsum, steel, cardboard, wax and paint, that integrate references to Western European and Islamic mythology.

Diana Al-Hadid Signed Catalogue

$45

Diana Al-Hadid is known for her gravity-defying works built from layers of gypsum, steel, cardboard, wax and paint, that integrate references to Western European and Islamic mythology. Al-Hadid's haunting, architecturally inspired sculptures and drawings have been shown in numerous international exhibitions. By presenting her large-scale sculptures, drawings and bronzes together for the first time, this publication highlights the innovative methods through which Al-Hadid recovers influential visual histories and advances them into contemporary times.

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