Published by Steidl. Edited by Maja Hoffman. Text by Rirkrit Tiravanija. Photographs by François Halard.
This book offers insight into the private contemporary art and design collection of Swiss art collector and philanthropist Maja Hoffmann, portrayed by photographer François Halard and art director Beda Achermann. To complete the volume, Rirkrit Tiravanija has dispersed the British nursery rhyme "This is the House that Jack Built," using a custom-designed font, among the photos.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Rirkrit Tiravanija is easily one of the most important artists developing the social and relational aspects of art today. He has transformed gallery spaces into de facto banquet halls, pirate radio stations and even a replica of his own apartment, and in so doing he insists on social interaction, generosity and sociality as components of the art-going experience. “It is about being in the space, participating to an activity,” he has said of his project; “the nature of the visit has shifted to emphasize on the gallery as a space for social interaction. The transfer of such activities as cooking, eating or sleeping into the realm of the exhibition space put visitors into very intimate if unexpected contact.” Here, curator, critic and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist embarks on intimate conversations with the artist while rowing on a lake, on automobile trips and walking through a museum, opening portals onto Tiravanija’s projects and methods.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Francesca Grassi. Text by Gridthiya Gaweewong, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rochelle Steiner, Philippe Parreno, Bruce Sterling.
Rirkrit Tiravanija thrives on the interactions between himself and strangers, friends new and old that he encounters on his travels. He insists that art should provide an occasion for geniality and sociability, an insistence that has enriched the environments he has traversed. Conceived as an artist's book, Rirkrit Tiravanija is also the artist's first monograph. It is constructed as a "storyboard" comprised of images from every work produced between 1989 and the present day. In collaboration with the great Paris designers M/M, Tiravanija offers us the most complete evaluation of his work to date, using as narrative backbone his numerous international retrospective exhibitions of 2004 and 2005 (at the Chiang Mai University Art Museum in Thailand, the Munich Kunstverein, the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Serpentine Gallery in London). As documentation, this book is an unsurpassed survey that demonstrates the conceptual unity of Tiravanija's seemingly disparate projects. Texts include written scenarios and scripts by the artist Philippe Parreno, the science fiction writer Bruce Sterling and by Tiravanija himself. Also included is a post-retrospective conversation between the exhibitions' curators, among them Hans Ulrich Obrist. Born in 1961 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) Rirkrit Tiravanija lives and works in New York, Berlin and Bangkok.
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. Essays by Raimar Stange and Florian Waldvogel.
For the World Cup, Rirkrit Tiravanija, the Thai artist known for works that incorporate the provision of ingredients and the cooking of meals for or by viewers, has created a cookbook for halftime. He presents 16 recipes, one for each match in the preliminary rounds, to be prepared and eaten midway through the contest. Cheerful lists and instructions are supplemented by photographs of friends watching football on TV, and Tiravanija incorporates the World Cup motto "time to make friends"--which is dear to his own heart and central to his sociable, intercultural artistic practice--as the book's mission statement. Rirkrit Tiravanija is the winner of the 2004 Hugo Boss prize and recently had a retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery in London. He is represented in New York by Gavin Brown.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Philippe Parreno and Andreas Spiegl. Interview by Mattias Hermann.
The project that Tiravanija developed for the Secession in Vienna takes Rudolf Schindler's prominent Kings Road House in Los Angeles as its conceptual starting point. The result is a very shiny chrome space which acts as a node for the gatherings and activities of any number of people.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 118 pgs / 260 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/2/2003 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883757025SDNR30 List Price: $33.00 CDN $40.00