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Rirkrit Tiravanija | Untitled (lunch box) 1998 | Stainless steel tiffin, Thai newspaper, Thai takeaway food from local restaurant (dimensions variable) | Gift of the artist through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2009

Rirkrit Tiravanija ‘Untitled (lunch box)’ 1998

‘Rirkrit Tiravanija is a New York-based artist, born in Buenos Aires in 1961 to Thai parents and raised in Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada. He is best known for hybrid installation performances, in which he cooks vegetable curry or pad thai for people attending the museum or gallery where he has been invited to work…Underlying much of Tiravanija’s practice is a desire not just to erode the distinction between instititutional and social space, but between artist and viewer; the phrase “lots of people” regularly appears on his lists of materials.’

Claire Bishop ‘Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics’, OCTOBER 110, Fall 2004, pp. 51–79.

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