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Rirkrit Tiravanija

Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag), 2017 by Rirkrit Tiravanija

The message of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s flag is a reference to German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (the English translation of ‘Angst essen Seele auf’). The film first appeared in Tiravanija’s Untitled 1994 (Fear Eats the Soul), a bar he constructed at Esther Schipper’s storefront gallery in Cologne that only served beer and cola. Fassbinder’s two lead characters, a German cleaner and a Moroccan mechanic, meet in the film’s opening scene over the aforesaid drinks, and commence an unlikely relationship that brings out their own deepest fears as much as the xenophobia and racism of their surroundings.

 

About Rirkrit Tiravanija

Rirkrit Tiravanija was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961 and grew up in Thailand, Ethiopia and Canada. His practice defies media-based description combining traditional object making, public and private performances, teaching, and other forms of public service and social action.

 

Creative Time has previously worked with Rirkrit Tiravanija on Living as Form.

 

Photograph by Nicholas Prakas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

 

Kemper Art Museum at Washington University, 1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO

 

RISD Museum, 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI

 

KMAC Museum, 715 W Main St, Louisville, KY

 

Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY