Rirkrit Tiravanija


OCAD launches Professional Gallery and new residency program with Rirkrit Tiravanija.

 
DateThursday, April 5, 2007 - 10:00pm to Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 10:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website

http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite

Location

Onsite Gallery: 100 McCaul, Level 2

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OCAD launches Professional Gallery and new residency program with Rirkrit Tiravanija.

OCAD welcomed internationally acclaimed artist Rirkrit Tiravanija as its first artist-in-residence as part of the Nomadic Residents program in April 2007.

Rirkrit Tiravanija, who graduated from OCAD in 1984, took up residency in April with the opening of a major solo exhibition, his first in Canada. During his residency, Tiravanija participated in workshops with students and presented a public lecture “in conversation” with Charles Reeve, Curator of the OCAD Professional Gallery. The exhibition, which opened on Thursday, April 5, was also the inaugural event at OCAD’s newly created Professional Gallery.

Tiravanija is described by Guggenheim Museum Curator Joan Young as an artist who explores a new aesthetic paradigm of interactivity through contemporary art. His extraordinary and unconventional practice ranges from traditional art forms like drawing, painting and photography to site-specific installations, which invite audiences to experience everyday activities such as cooking and serving food, or to “live” inside recreations of Tiravanija’s own apartment. His works encompass many innovations, such as the creating of radio plays and the building power-generating systems, to demonstrate how viewers can become active media contributors and not simply passive consumers.

Born in Buenos Aires to Thai diplomats, Tiravanija was raised in Bangkok and Ethiopia. As an artist, he maintains a truly global art practice, with a studio in New York’s East Village, a flat in Berlin, and a loft in Bangkok. Tiravanija exemplifies what New Yorker art critic Calvin Tomkins has termed “a new breed of nomadic, post-studio artist.” At 19, Tiravanija came to Canada. He graduated from OCAD’s Experimental Arts program in 1984 and later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Independent Study Program (New York City). In 2004, Tiravanija won the Hugo Boss Prize, one of the world’s most recognized accolades for contemporary art.



OCAD launches Professional Gallery and new residency program with Rirkrit Tiravanija.
DateThursday, April 5, 2007 - 10:00pm to Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 10:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website

http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite

Location

Onsite Gallery: 100 McCaul, Level 2

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OCAD launches Professional Gallery and new residency program with Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Thursday, April 5, 2007 - 10:00pm to Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 10:00pm

OCAD launches Professional Gallery and new residency program with Rirkrit Tiravanija.

OCAD welcomed internationally acclaimed artist Rirkrit Tiravanija as its first artist-in-residence as part of the Nomadic Residents program in April 2007.

Rirkrit Tiravanija, who graduated from OCAD in 1984, took up residency in April with the opening of a major solo exhibition, his first in Canada. During his residency, Tiravanija participated in workshops with students and presented a public lecture “in conversation” with Charles Reeve, Curator of the OCAD Professional Gallery. The exhibition, which opened on Thursday, April 5, was also the inaugural event at OCAD’s newly created Professional Gallery.

Tiravanija is described by Guggenheim Museum Curator Joan Young as an artist who explores a new aesthetic paradigm of interactivity through contemporary art. His extraordinary and unconventional practice ranges from traditional art forms like drawing, painting and photography to site-specific installations, which invite audiences to experience everyday activities such as cooking and serving food, or to “live” inside recreations of Tiravanija’s own apartment. His works encompass many innovations, such as the creating of radio plays and the building power-generating systems, to demonstrate how viewers can become active media contributors and not simply passive consumers.

Born in Buenos Aires to Thai diplomats, Tiravanija was raised in Bangkok and Ethiopia. As an artist, he maintains a truly global art practice, with a studio in New York’s East Village, a flat in Berlin, and a loft in Bangkok. Tiravanija exemplifies what New Yorker art critic Calvin Tomkins has termed “a new breed of nomadic, post-studio artist.” At 19, Tiravanija came to Canada. He graduated from OCAD’s Experimental Arts program in 1984 and later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Independent Study Program (New York City). In 2004, Tiravanija won the Hugo Boss Prize, one of the world’s most recognized accolades for contemporary art.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery: 100 McCaul, Level 2
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Cost: 
FREE
OCAD launches Professional Gallery and new residency program with Rirkrit Tiravanija.
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