‘A Glimpse of Another World’ – Zaha Hadid’s Mobile Art Pavilion

Sophie Kazan


This review of the Mobile Art Pavilion (MAP) designed by Zaha Hadid for the fashion house Chanel considers the innovative form, materials and space of the building, and ponders the irony of its permanent installation in the grounds of Paris’ Institute of the Arab World.

Keywords: pavilion, touring, mobile, plastic, Hadid, Chanel, Institute of the Arab World.

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5456/issn.2050-3679/2013w13sk

Biographical note

Sophie Kazan is an art historian, writer, and director of the PR agency Pinkpoppy Art & Communications. She studied at L’Ecole du Louvre in Paris, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London (BA Hons), and at Oxford University (Master of Studies). She has worked for various arts and culture organizations in the UK (the Ashmolean Museum, Sotheby’s, Bridgeman Art Library), as well as in Belgium, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.