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One gets wrapped up in reacting to one's own reputation, which can be a kind of trap. ---->>>

I'm ephemeral as much as I can be, so I started to think about the idea of not working. It's really about a change of attitude. It's not so much about stopping, but about re-thinking the meaning of one's production. ---->>>

I am always rethinking how art is perceived and received, questioning our relationship to art. That's always been a constant. ---->>>

I am a socialist, so I am not worried about socialism. I am worried about dictators who are putting everyone into a socialist state for their own benefit. ---->>>

I guess I've always been quite interested in the Situationists' ideas about urbanism and spectacle and how we move through life. ---->>>

When I visit new places, I like to see the markets. ---->>>


Nationality: Brazilian
Born: 06-21, 1961
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation: Artist

Rirkrit Tiravanija (Thai: ฤกษ์ฤทธิ์ ตีระวนิช, pronunciation: [rɯk-rit tira-wanit] or Tea-rah-vah-nit) is a contemporary artist residing in New York City, Berlin, and Chiang Mai. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961. His installations often take the form of stages or rooms for sharing meals, cooking, reading or playing music; architecture or structures for living and socializing are a core element in his work (wikipedia)