Rirkrit Tiravanija Artworks

People are Rirkrit Tiravanija's primary medium. As a pioneer of relational aesthetics, from the early 1990s he has orchestrated ambitious social interactions that defy typical art classification and rely on visitors for their activation. He also addresses social interactions and injustices through film and text-based works.

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Pad Thai

Concerned with human engagement in real time and transcending conventional gallery and museum conduct, his communal series 'Untitled 1990 (Pad Thai)' (1990), first staged at Paula Allen Gallery, New York, was more a social-leisure event than an exhibition. Eschewing an object-based approach and deconstructing art practices, Tiravanija transformed the gallery into a kitchen, from where he cooked and served vast quantities of Thailand's popular Pad Thai noodle dish to visitors.

Tomorrow Can Shut Up and Go Away

Tiravanija's upending of institutional space and involving the audience in his process has been elaborated over the years. In Untitled, 1999 (tomorrow can shut up and go away) (1999), for example, Tiravanija invited visitors to drink tea together and hang out in a replica of his three-room East Village apartment. This fully functioning domestic space was reconstructed at full scale in the Serpentine Gallery, London for his solo show Retrospective (2005), where people were encouraged to use it as if it were their own apartment—cooking, eating, and sleeping in the space.

Slogans

It is Tiravanija's skepticism about institutional structures that characterises his practice and has led him to work with propaganda slogans. Looking to this apparatus and to the abstract powers that are at play in society, he produces text drawings overlaid on pages of newspaper like untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul/saturday, january 21, 2017) (2017).

The Land Foundation

Community action and fostering engagement is never far from his work, as seen in Tiravanija's creation of The Land Foundation with Kamin Lertchaiprasert. This shared plot of land in Sanpatong, Thailand is used for development initiatives including cultivating rice and channeling solar power with input from local and international artists, including Tobias Rehberger and Superflex.

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untitled 2023 by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork painting, mixed media
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2023, 2023 Silver leaf and newspaper on linen
164 x 316 cm
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untitled 2022 (all you need is dynamite) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2022 (all you need is dynamite), 2022 Mirror polished stainless steel
60 x 50 cm
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untitled 2020 (embossed nature morte: dodo bird, raphuc cucullatus, 1662) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (embossed nature morte: dodo bird, raphuc cucullatus, 1662), 2023 Embossing and silver foiling on paper
79.5 x 76.5 x 4.5 cm
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untitled 2020 (embossed nature morte: javan tiger, panthera tigris sondaica, 1970s) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (embossed nature morte: javan tiger, panthera tigris sondaica, 1970s), 2023 Embossing and silver foiling on paper
79.5 x 76.5 x 4.5 cm
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untitled 2013 (indexical shadow no.1) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2013 (indexical shadow no.1), 2013–2017 Stainless steel base (3 x panels), 3D printed plastic (Bonsai Tree), stainless steel cube (plinth)
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untitled 2020(mother and child) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork painting, print
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (mother and child), 2023 Solar dust screenprint and archival digital print on paper; Thermochromic screenprint and archival digital print on paper (diptych)
89 x 70.8 cm
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untitled 2020(paradise regained III) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork painting, print
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (paradise regained III), 2023 Solar dust screenprint and archival digital print on paper
53.8 x 84.7 cm
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untitled 2020(paradise regained II) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork painting, print
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (paradise regained II), 2023 Solar dust screenprint and archival digital print on paper
94 x 122.8 cm
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untitled 2020(paradise regained I) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork painting, print
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (paradise regained I), 2023 Solar dust screenprint and archival digital print on paper
116.8 x 161.3 cm
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untitled 2020 (we are not your pet) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork print
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (we are not your pet), 2023 Solar dust screenprint and archival digital print on paper. Thermochromic screenprint and archival digital print on paper (diptych), presented in a copper clamshell frame specified by the artist
70.8 x 117 x 4 cm
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untitled 2020 (nature morte: javan tiger, panthera tigris sondaica, 1970s) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (nature morte: javan tiger, panthera tigris sondaica, 1970s), 2023 CNC router cut aluminium sheet
50 x 50 x 1.5 cm
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untitled 2020 (nature morte: dodo bord, raphus cucullatus, 1662) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (nature morte: dodo bord, raphus cucullatus, 1662), 2023 CNC router cut aluminium sheet
50 x 50 x 1.5 cm
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untitled 2020 (nature morte) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (nature morte), 2023 CNC router cut aluminium sheet, 20 parts
50 x 50 x 1.5 cm
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untitled 2022 (free everything) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork works on paper
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2022 (free everything), 2022 Enamel
120 x 370 x 1.7 cm
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Untitled, 2016 (The double moon at noon, Darwin’s dilemma) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled, 2016 (The double moon at noon, Darwin’s dilemma), 2016 Etched stainless steel
35 x 35.5 x 2.5 cm
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The time travelers calendar, a mental map of the unmappable by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Rirkrit Tiravanija The time travelers calendar, a mental map of the unmappable, 2013 Screen print, thermochromatic ink, canvas
132.5 x 132.5 cm
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Untitled 2022 (?) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled 2022 (?), 2022 Mirror polished Nichol plated brass, LED mirrored bulbs
71.1 x 53.3 x 15.2 cm
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Untitled 2017, (bodhisattva reflections in the silver seas) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork works on paper
Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled 2017, (bodhisattva reflections in the silver seas), 2016 Water-based monotype, metal foil on Saunders paper
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untitled (t-shirt demonstration drawing) n°141 by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled (t-shirt demonstration drawing) n°141, 2010 Graphite on letter size paper
26 x 34.5 cm
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Untitled 2018 (It's Raining Men, LA Times, December 2017) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork works on paper
Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled 2018 (It's Raining Men, LA Times, December 2017), 2017 Enamel paint on newspaper mounted on linen
94.5 x 68.75 inches
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Untitled by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled, 2018 Acrylic and newspaper on linen
232 x 140 cm
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untitled 2020 (the ambrosias of evil) (flag, 1971) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (the ambrosias of evil) (flag, 1971), 2020 Bianco Crystal marble, Kentia
66 x 43.2 x 13.5 cm
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untitled 2020 (a hurricane in a drop of cum) (two maps, 1965) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork textile
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (a hurricane in a drop of cum) (two maps, 1965), 2020 Dyptich of hand tufted rugs
229 x 178.5 cm
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untitled 2015 (demain est la question) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture, print
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2015 (demain est la question), 2015 Silkscreen on ping pong table and paddles
76 x 152.5 x 274 cm
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untitled (immoral compass) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork painting
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled (immoral compass), 2018 Oil and newspaper on linen
219 x 286 cm
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untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork installation
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed), 2019 Installation/situation (table, chairs, cabinet, shelf, bar, lamps, ceramics, sake, a lot of people). Dimensions variable. Unique in a series of 3
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untitled 2018 (asians must eat rice) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork mixed media
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2018 (asians must eat rice), 2018 Mirror polished stainless steel
89 1/4 x 73 1/4 inches
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untitled 2018 (bring on the lobsters) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork mixed media
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2018 (bring on the lobsters), 2018 Mirror polished stainless steel
226.7 x 186.1 cm
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Untitled by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork installation
Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled, 2010 Brick-manufacturing oven, raw bricks, tools, variable size
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untitled 2018 by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture, ceramics
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2018, 2018 Glazed ceramic, Hong Kong orchid flowers, stainless steel
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untitled 2014 (come together) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork mixed media
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2014 (come together), 2014 Encaustic and newspaper on linen
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untitled 2017 (nothing rhymes with lobscouse, labskaus, lapskaus, lobskovs) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork installation
Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2017 (nothing rhymes with lobscouse, labskaus, lapskaus, lobskovs), 2017 Plywood structure, stainless steel, video (high 4K resolution; anamorphic aspect CinemaScope wide screen format)
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Third chapter: warp drive inn, sextant to the chrome universe by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork mixed media
Rirkrit Tiravanija Third chapter: warp drive inn, sextant to the chrome universe, 2013 Screen print, metal foil, cast paper, STPI hand made abaca paper, stainless steel pedestal, 3D printed object
Variable dimensions
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Untitled (lunch box) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork sculpture, mixed media
Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled (lunch box), 1996 Lunch box, certificate, menu, Thai newspaper, Thai take-out food from local restaurant
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