Galleri AHO: "Demolition as Preservation"

Until the first blow fell no one was convinced that Penn Station really would be demolished or that New York would permit this monumental act of vandalism against one of the largest and finest landmarks of its age of Roman elegance. ... Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and, ultimately, deserves. ... We want and deserve tin-can architecture in a tin-horn culture. And we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed.
The New York Times, October 30, 1963.

Demolished buildings often remain present in our consciousness, paradoxically suggesting a form of preservation by absence. If the word demolition implies a complete destruction, to destroy by forcefully and intentionally tearing down or taking apart a structure, we would like to propose here seven ways in which the act of demolition can also serve to preserve buildings. The seven cases presented in this exhibition are not so much concerned with the buildings themselves, or the means of destruction, but instead look at the conflicts, gains and losses of those involved in the process of demolition. What they share in common is that they often expose the priorities and values of others at a given time, showing how these values can change or collide.

This is an exhibition organized by students of the Master Course Curating Architecture

Dato: 02 mai, 2016 - 06 mai, 2016
Tid: 08:00 - 15:45

Sted: Galleri AHO
Adresse: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo

Kontakt: Ragnhild Havåg