Sayonara Kaidan (Farewell Stairs)
This event has ended.
“Saiyonara Kaidan” is an homage to the concrete stairs which featured prominently in the original gallery space. These stairs did not just function in leading visitors into the exhibition space; but, rather, sometimes served as an office for meetings, sometimes as a reading room, other times as seating for viewing performative or film-based works; in general, the stairs functioned as an open social space. Because of their prominence within the space, the stairs also helped determine the nature of each installation.
For the exhibition, we’ve asked for represented photographers to document the stairs and our former gallery space pre, during and post demolition to the gallery’s move into a temporary space from their individual perspective. “Sayonara Kaidan” is our most clearly emotional group exhibition to date; this due to our genuine love of the stairs in our past gallery space and the necessity of our saying goodbye.