February 5 – March 14, 1987
An Architectural Project by Hani Rashid
Organized by Elizabeth Diller
Hani Rashid's Kursaal For An Evacuee, organized by Elizabeth Diller, is the first in a series of two architectural projects scheduled to take place for 1986-1987 season. Rashid will construct a kursaal or a habitat for the universal evacuee. The concept for the work was inspired by a newspaper report about a man living in the Mid-West under a bridge, who built himself a shelter out of the junk of his environment and who was then forced to leave. Rashid's Kursaal is a political critique of those governments who determine how and where people live. In this way, Rashid exposes the invisibility of an entire population forced to the fringe, a cargo culture which exists as 'other'.