From Destruction to Construction
Thursday April 28, 1988 – Saturday May 28, 1988
From Destruction to Construction presented an overview of the work of Japanese-born artist Tadashi Kawamata, known for using scrap wood to build precarious scaffolds around vacant lots and buildings. The projects in the exhibition responded to the history of human interaction with various sites around New York ranging from a median strip between Grand and Broome Streets to a group of semi-demolished buildings in Harlem. Often shaped like twisters, the scaffolds moved organically through a site, evoking both destruction and creation, development and demolition.