National Gallery Singapore presents exhibition by Rirkrit Tiravanija

THE Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series is in its second year at the National Gallery Singapore and internationally renowned artist Rirkrit Tiravanija has been chosen to exhibit in the space.

National Gallery Singapore presents exhibition by Rirkrit TiravanijaRirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled (running out of time), 2013, featuring performance by Mai Ueda.
Photo courtesy of MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia/Rémi Chauvin.

Rirkrit Tiravanija is an Argentinian-born artist whose art aims to bring people together. He is best known for his installations in the US and the UK where, in one piece, he wrote the instructions for cooking south-east Asian green curry on a wall and then the dish was prepared for visitors. His exhibition at the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden draws on south-east Asian traditions through using regional materials and architecture. Tiravanija has built the biggest bamboo maze for visitors to navigate their way through, as well as a wooden tea house.

Alongside the exhibition, the National Gallery Singapore will host a series of accompanying programmes and talks including monthly tea ceremonies and performances.

National Gallery Singapore presents exhibition by Rirkrit TiravanijaUntitled 2016 (this is A, this is not A, this is both A and not-A, this is neither A nor not-A), 2016 Mirrored tea room, scaffolding, two 3D printed Bonsai Sculptures.
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery side 2. © Okayama Art Summit 2016, photo: Yasushi Ichikawa

by Allie Nawrat 

National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore, 178957

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s exhibition at the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series is open from January 24, 2018 until October 28, 2018