“Like a ribbon in space” is how Jonathan Glancey quoted Zaha Hadid’s own description of the curves and planes of MAXXI, the art and architecture museum she designed for the Flaminio district in Rome. Photographer Liam Leslie’s imagery captures a building that houses art, as art rather than architecture. Concrete becomes abstract, earthly becomes ethereal, and all sense of scale disappears; these photographs recall the radical compositions of Hadid’s hero from the world of 20th century art, Kazimir Malevich.
A Ribbon in Space, 28 September – 30 November, The Lighthouse, Glasgow.
1. Liam Leslie, MAXXI I (2016), fibre gelatin print 24″ x 20″, hand printed by the artist.