A public interview by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Chantal Pontbriand
A public interview by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Chantal Pontbriand. The discussion will concentrate on the relationship to the spectator as an actor (without the representational connotation - can we call him/her an activator?). From there, we will make a verbal itinerary through Tiravanija's work and through crucial moments in art: from Schindler, Mies Van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Prouve', to Smithson, the minimalists, and there on. Tiravanija is an extrordinary critic of modernity and contemporaneity and this conversion will enhance that point in discussing the contemporary and its main problematics. He has had an ongoing close relationship to the French artists, Parreno, Huyghe, and we will seak out what that has meant to him.