Zaha Hadid’s The Peak Project, Hong Kong, China (1991)
In response to last week’s executive order denying citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations entry to the United States, we have installed works by artists from some of those countries throughout our collection galleries. One of these works is Zaha Hadid’s The Peak Project, Hong Kong, China (1991), adjacent to Henri Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy (1897). Hadid (British, born Iraq. 1950–2016) became the first woman, and first Iraqi, to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. See this work up close.
I originally planned to take the tram up the mountain but there were so many tourists I had to take the bus. I feared that I wouldn’t make it in time for the sunset but looks like I made it just in time.
“Light up, Light Down” feat. Baptiste Radufe by Olivier Yoan with styling from Steven Doan x the August/September 2016 issue of The Peak Hong Kong.
Hair by Asami Maeda and grooming by makeup artist Jay Kwan.