First retrospective monograph, conceived by the artist, with 1000 color reproductions and numerous texts.
The retrospective book (working title) is yet another experimental concept by Tiravanija of approaching his work through the point of view of a retrospective. Alongside designers M/M (Paris)
, Tiravanija conceived a way of visualizing his work in the form of a storyboard that includes images of each and every work he has made from 1989 to the present day.
Conceived as an artist's book, it is at the same time Tiravanija's first monograph, using the artist's retrospective exhibitions, which took place during 2004 and 2005, at the Chiang Mai University Art Museum, the Munich Kunstverein, the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Serpentine Gallery in London, as backbone to the structure of the book.
Texts include written scenarios and scripts by the artist Philippe Parreno
, the science-fiction writer Bruce Sterling, and by Tiravanija himself, as well as essays by the curators involved.
Awarded: “Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2007”.
The work of
Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (born 1961 in Buenos Aires, lives and works in Berlin, New York and Bangkok), pioneer of the the Relational Aesthetics
movement, has not stopped questioning the format of artworks and the exhibition system. A mix of performance, sculpture, installation, and more, with Tiravanija, the artistic space transforms into a place of social interaction, often dotted with meeting points, encounters, and exchanges. Frequently immaterial, his work invents new connections in a world based on reciprocity, conviviality, and hospitality. Whether transforming art centers and galleries into banquets, printing workshops, or pirate radio stations, the artist enjoys overcoming the usual spatial and temporal limitations of the "white cube."
published in 2007
24 x 32 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
328 pages (1000 colour ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905770-32-2
EAN : 9783905770322