Why look at art if you can eat it
Rirkrit Tiravanija's recent Israeli exhibition included catering for 500, served on iron 'Jewish agency beds.' In an interview the Thai-American artist discusses the sensation his early works stirred in New York and his decision to make ephemeral works.
The recent visit by Thai-American artist Rirkrit Tiravanija to Israel was decidedly out of the ordinary. He visited the Museum of Pioneer Settlement at Kibbutz Yifat, in the Jezreel Valley. He asked to eat in the communal dining hall of Kibbutz Ginegar. He tasted local foods and, last Monday, he and artist Rafram Chaddad, coordinator for the Slow Food movement in Israel, fed hundreds of people on the type of iron...
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