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Meet the Artist: Rirkrit Tiravanija - Hirshhorn Museum
Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1961; raised in Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada) has developed a long and varied career that defies classification. For nearly thirty years, his artistic production has focused on real-time experience and exchange, breaking down the barriers between object and spectator. On the opening of our first exhibition of his work, Tiravanija joined Mark Beasley, Robert and Arlene Kogod Secretarial Scholar, Curator of Media and Performance Art, for a discussion about his performative practice, which changes how people connect with art. The interactive installation includes a large-scale mural, drawn on the walls over the course of the exhibition, which references Thai anti-government demonstrations that occurred in 2009–2010. The title of the work, (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green), refers to the colors worn by the opposing factions in those protests as well as to the three curries that will be served to visitors in the gallery on select days throughout the run exhibition. Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green) May 17–July 24, 2019 Program Recorded May 16, 2019
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