San Francisco Building That Houses ‘Defenestration’ Installation Is Scheduled for Demolition

Defenestration by Brian Goggin
photo by Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle

The Hugo Hotel, home of San Francisco’s iconic “Defenestration” installation, will be demolished in September to make way for low-income housing. The installation, which features furniture chaotically escaping from the abandoned building’s windows and roof, was created by Brian Goggin back in 1997. The fate of the installation is not decided, though Goggin is considering installing it on a building in San Francisco or Oakland. “Defenestration” is the subject of an exhibition at the ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco, April 4 through June 28, 2014. If you’re in the Bay Area in the coming months, be sure to check out “Defenestration” at the corner of 6th and Howard before it disappears.

Defenestration
photo by Scott Beale

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