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Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled 2017 (and the creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already, it was impossible to say which was which.)

Rirkrit Tiravanija
untitled, 2017 (and the creatures outside looked from pig to man and from man to pig and from pig to man again; but already
Gold leaf wall, marble, paint
600 x 400 x 80 cm, variable

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With the installation Untitled 2017 (“and the creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already, it was impossible to say which was which.”), Rirkrit Tiravanija covered the wall with gold leaf, with a white marble parrot sculpture standing on the board stretched out from the wall. While the golden leaves and the marble parrot have strong references to Joseph Beuys’ renowned performance How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (1965), and the famous sketch Dead Parrot (1969) by Monthy Python’s Flying Circus, the powerlessness of language and persuation, and the absurdity of the works own situation is outspoken most by it’s title, a quote taken from George Orwell’s 1945 novella Animal Farm, and reproduced on the back side of the golden wall. Orwell himself said about Animal Farm it was his intention, in full consciousness of what he was doing, “to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose in one whole”.



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