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MOMA PS1 – Rirkrit Tiravanija

On view from October 12, 2023 to March 4, 2024 is one of the largest featured exhibitions of Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. ‘A lot of People’ includes over 100 works in installation, drawings, sculpture, and demonstrations of vocal works.

From the transgressional periods of his career, Tiravanija has made an impact using people as the background for his relevance. Works tell a tale of unconventional thinking and, in that, he draws on the relationships of study throughout his work.

The exhibition brings together works from the 1980s and 1990s to tell a tale of a migrant in a “Western-centric artworld”.  MOMA PS1 writes “These site-specific stagings acknowledge the distinct times and contexts in which these works were originally enacted, creating an experience in which audiences can observe, as well as take part in, the happenings with critical distance. As demonstrations, these works propose new models for narrating and understanding contemporary art history”.

Rirkrit Tiravanija: A LOT OF PEOPLE is organized by Ruba Katrib, Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, MOMA PS1, and Yasmil Raymond, Rector, Städelschule and Director of Portikus, Frankfurt, with Jody Graf and Kari Rittenbach, Assistant Curators, MoMA PS1.

Credits: Rirkrit Tiravanija. untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag). 2017. Courtesy Creative Time. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli

Installation view, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tomorrow is the Question, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, 2019. Courtesy Remai Modern. Photo: Blaine Campbell