Performance 29.11.2018, 5-9 p.m.
Pig roast performance by the artist in front of the gallery
Exhibition open until 20.01.2019
November 29th 2018, Rirkrit Tiravanija is hosting a large 'pig roast', welcome for all to join, in front of our gallery. During the roast, a hole will be made through the gallery's currently bricked up facade and the artist's solo exhibition ANTWERP ROAST will become accessible to all visitors. Tiravanija's pig roast recalls Gordon Matta-Clark's participation in the Alanna Heiss-curated art event Under the Brooklyn Bridge, where Matta-Clark roasted a pig, using car jacks to prop up the meat over the fire, and fed friends, visitors and assistants.
Rirkrit Tiravanija is internationally known for his socially-engaged works, initiating ways for people to become part of the art-making process. He is widely recognised as one of the most important artist of his generation.
Currently Rirkrit Tiravanija is the first resident at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens' The Wunderkammer Residence by Hans Op de Beeck. Recent projects and solo exhibitions include: do we dream under the same sky?, Chaos Omotesando, Tokyo, (2018); The NG Teng Fong Roof Garden Commision: Rirkrit Tiravanija, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore, (2018); untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag), April 4th – April 25th, 2018, Creative Time, NY in collaboration with more than 20 American cultural institutions; and All the worlds futures, La 56 Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale Artiglierie, Venice (2015). More solo exhibitions include Reiña Sofia, Madrid (1994), Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997), Philadelphia Museum of Art (1998), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1999), and Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2005). Tiravanija’s work has also been included in major exhibitions such as Venice Biennale (1993 and 1999), Whitney Biennial (1995 and 2005), Liverpool Biennial (2002 and 2004), São Paulo Biennial (2006), and theanyspacewhatever at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2008). For the Venice Biennale in 2003, the artist co-curated Utopia Station, an exhibition that later showed in Haus der Kunst in Munich. Tiravanija’s work has been recognized with numerous awards and grants including a Gordon Matta Clark Foundation Award, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship (1994), and the Hugo Boss Prize from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2004). He lives and works in New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai.
Other gallery exhibitions & projects
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled, 2017 (oil drum stage)Rirkrit Tiravanija21.11-21.11.2018
Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag)4.04.2018
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness)23.01.2018