1301PE celebrated Rirkrit Tiravanija with an opening art party on Saturday September 16, 2023. This is the gallery’s sixth solo exhibition with internationally revered Thai artist. The exhibition runs through October 28, 2023.
1301PE Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rirkrit Tiravanija’s solo exhibition is titled NO MORE REALITY. In August 2020, Tiravanija collected American newspapers that are still published daily. This is the starting point for NO MORE REALITY which references Philippe Parreno’s seminal 1991-93 series of work. Focusing on this phrase in large painted text which forms an expansive floor to ceiling installation, while upstairs Tiravanija refines it to a single text per the front and back page of the newspaper.
The phrase continually renews itself through Tiravanija’s work and finds new relevancy each time it is exhibited–it purposefully welcomes its reinterpretation and renewal. The phrase “NO MORE REALITY,” which invites a certain interpretation, pushes back on the viewer’s preconceived notions commenting not on the news itself but of the interpretation of the news.
For more than thirty years, Tiravanija’s work has had resounding effects on the entire field of contemporary art. Participation, both active and passive, has been a primary element of his artistic practice, which in a way that is unique to Tiravanija dissolves the onlooker and object dichotomy.
About Rirkrit Tiravanija
The artist’s work has been the subject of numerous major museum exhibitions, including: the Hirshhorn Museum (2019); Luma Arles (2018); Bonnierskonsthall (2011); the Guggenheim Museum (2005), the Serpentine Gallery (2005); ARC Musee d’Art Moderne (2005); the Secession (2002), and the Sculpture Project Munster (1997). As well as significant group exhibitions including: The Paradox of Stillness…, the Walker Museum (2020); Take Me (I’m Yours), the Pirelli HangarBicocca (2017); Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, the Fondation Louis Vuitton (2017); Take It or Leave It, Hammer Museum (2014); All The World’s Futures, the Venice Biennale (2013); Day For Night, the Whitney Biennial (2006); Public Offerings, MOCA (2001); Crossings, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (1998); Traffic, CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain (1996); the Whitney Biennial (1995). He lives and works in New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai. Tiravanija will be the subject of a major solo exhibition at MoMA PS1 opening 12 October 2023.
On view: September 16, 2023 – October 28, 2023
What: NO MORE REALITY. Rirkrit Tiravanija
Where: 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90048
When: Running through October 28, 2023
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