Monday, January 28, 2008

Rirkrit Tiravanija in Chicago THIS WEEK

This from Time Out Chicago:
This Wednesday, January 30th at 6pm, "art star Rirkrit Tiravanija discusses his relational work, from the food-based pad thai “happenings” to the self-sustaining artists' community in Thailand" at the Chicago Cultural Center. This presentation is FREE and open to the public.

For those of you not familiar with his work, Tiravanija is well-known in the contemporary art world for exploring the social role of the artist through the sharing of meals, music, reading, etc. Though his work is not directly related to screenprinting, it is highly relevant in considering the sorts of social interactions art can bring about.

In case you miss his talk on the 30th, on February 2 he will be participating in the discussion "Gordon Matta-Clark's Legacy" at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Free admission, 1pm), with artists Mark Dion and Sarah Oppenheimer, landscape designer Walter Hood, and moderator Mary Jane Jacob.

For more information, call 312-443-3711 or visit

1 comment:

anna said...

ALSO, there is a 'workshop' on Friday, February 1st at Sonny's Deli, 280 S. Columbus Dr. where Rirkrit will be collaborating with the Deli and making one of his famous buffet style meals. Starts at 1:30 and ends at 5:30. Free food!!