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Rirkrit Tiravanija
Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:00PM
Lecture Hall
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Fort Point Beer Company Beer Garden » 5 pm

Rirkrit Tiravanija is celebrated for installations that invite social engagement and are activated by viewers’ interactions. For two decades, Tiravanija has been regarded as one of the most important figures of Relational Aesthetics, a practice in which the audience is regarded as a community, and the artwork is experienced as a shared encounter. Tiravanija’s wide-ranging work critically connects the personal and social with the political—his long-term project The Land is a hybrid place for art, architecture, advocacy, and solidarity with local rice farmers in a village near Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Arrive early for the Fort Point Beer Company Beer Garden. Craft beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and a special al fresco dinner menu will be available for purchase.

This lecture is now sold out, but a small number of tickets will be released at the door. There will also be a simulcast presentation of the talk in the McMillan Conference Room.


The exhibition A Special Curatorial Project with Rirkrit Tiravanija: The Way Things Go is on view at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, February 13–May 24, 2015.

Rirkrit Tiravanija, The Land Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1998–ongoing; installation (ongoing sustainable art project); dimensions variable; courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin; photographed by Liz Linden