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    Rirkrit Tiravanija Video Antwerp Roast

    12.12.2018

    November 29th 2018, Rirkrit Tiravanija "opened" the exhibition ANTWERP ROAST, at Tommy Simoens by making a hole through the gallery's bricked up facade, making the gallery accessible again, followed by a pig roast for all visitors and friends.

    In this video reportage of the performance, Rirkrit Tiravanija gives us a tour of the exhibition and tells us the story behind this immersive installation.

  • Rirkrit Tiravanija at Creative Time: Pledges of Allegiance

    Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag)

    4.04.2018

    Rirkrit Tiravanija at Creative Time: Pledges of Allegiance

    The message of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s flag is a reference to German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (the English translation of ‘Angst essen Seele auf’). The film first appeared in Tiravanija’s Untitled 1994 (Fear Eats the Soul), a bar he constructed at Esther Schipper’s storefront gallery in Cologne that only served beer and cola. Fassbinder’s two lead characters, a German cleaner and a Moroccan mechanic, meet in the film’s opening scene over the aforesaid drinks, and commence an unlikely relationship that brings out their own deepest fears as much as the xenophobia and racism of their surroundings.

  • Rirkrit Tiravanija on the roof of the National Gallery Singapore

    Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness)

    23.01.2018

    Named untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness), the immersive installation which stands at a towering four metres high, draws its inspiration from materials, craftwork and architecture from Asia. The maze references traditional hand-built bamboo scaffolding found across Asia, while the Japanese tea house evokes the rich culture of tea with its centuries-old ceremonies. Visitors are invited to navigate through the bamboo maze as they go in search of finding something special such as the wooden teahouse located at its centre, and along the way, encounter and interact with each other.

  • book signing by the Quay Brothers

    The Quay Brothers The Black Drawings 1974 - 1977

    15.11.2017

    CURFEWS, the Quay Brothers’ first exhibition at Tommy Simoens, presents a new and immersive diorama installation of 6 haunting ‘Peppers Ghost’ animations. The objects and animations in CURFEWS echo the Quay Brothers’ typical motifs and fascinations: trams, pylons, churches, pantographs and a choreographic use of calligraphy. With the title of the show the brothers invite the viewer on a night time excursion along with a series of enigmatic scenes.

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