FEAR EATS THE SOUL by Rirkrit Tiravanija

FEAR EATS THE SOUL by Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. 1961) blurs the boundaries between art and life, a key aspect of the artist’s practice that has led him at times to abandon the art object altogether in favor of creating shared, immersive experiences. In the Gallery building, abandoned wall frames will be placed inside spaces they might previously have divided, in keeping with Tiravanija’s instinct to invert the expected function of an interior space. The presentation will offer a suite of interactive activities, including a soup kitchen serving recipes provided by the artist, a silk-screening T-shirt workshop, a facsimile of the artist’s first one-person gallery show in New York installed with ceramic sculptures, and the words FEAR EATS THE SOUL spray-painted by Tiravanija directly on a Gallery wall, in characters that will be obscured over time under layers of graffiti by local artists.

Exhibition Preview

    • Fear Eats the Soul
      Rirkrit Tiravanija
      Fear Eats the Soul, 2011
      On View Tiravanija 2011
    • Infraform (Cut Drawing)
      Gordon Matta-Clark
      Infraform (Cut Drawing), 1973
      On View Matta-Clark 1973
    • A W-Hole House (Rooftop)
      Gordon Matta-Clark
      A W-Hole House (Rooftop), 1973
      On View Matta-Clark 1973
    • A W-Hole House (Datum Cut)
      Gordon Matta-Clark
      A W-Hole House (Datum Cut), 1973
      On View Matta-Clark 1973
    • Fresh Air Cart
      Gordon Matta-Clark
      Fresh Air Cart, 1972
      On View Matta-Clark 1972