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Rirkrit Tiravanija | Tomas Vu

Medium: Silkscreen on newspaper
Size of work: 54.5 x 81.2 cm

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GALLERY SIDE 2 would like to present a painting of Udomsak Krisanamis using his former studio door as a surface, a sculpture of Thaiwijit Puengkasemsomboon; a stool with rhythmical combination of found objects and silkscreens on newspaper from a project in Tokyo `Do We Dream Under the Same Sky?` by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu. Their works resonate with each other as they share the celebration of everyday life, critique of art history and the will to cultivate new way of seeing. Udomasak Krisanamis and Rirkrit Tiravanija has been with the gallery for more than 20 years, we were introduced to the works of Thaiwijit Puengkasemsomboon as Rirkrit Tiravanija curated his show at VER Gallery in Bangkok.

About the Artists

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s (b.1961, Buenos Aires, Argentina) work is focused on immaterial projects, ‘relational’ artwork and performance. His physical pieces are conceptual, imbued with his interests in propaganda, literature and the juxtaposition of multiple cultural contexts and he often makes use of humble materials. Selected museums exhibitions devoted to his work include Rirkrit Tiravanija: untitled 2012 (a study for Karl’s perfect day) or (the incomparable Karl Holmqvist), Zuecca Gallery, Venice (2012); Rirkrit Tiravanija. Just Smile and Don’t Talk, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld (2010); Chew the Fat, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis (2009); magazin station no. 5, Artspace, Auckland (2008); Rirkrit Tiravanija: Less Oil More Courage, Fridericianum, Kassel (2009); Hugo Boss Prize 2004: Rirkrit Tiravanija, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tomorrow Is Another Fine Day, Serpentine Gallery, London; Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2005, 2004); untitled, 2002 (he promised), Secession, Vienna; untitled (oVERSTATION), Kunsthall Oslo (2001), and untitled, 2001 (Demo Station no. 1) Portikus, Frankfurt/Main (2001). Born in Buenos Aires, Tiravanija grew up in Thailand, Ethiopia and Canada. He lives and works in New York, Berlin and Chiang Mai.