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As the crow flies: Kerry Tribe and Rirkrit Tiravanija


As the crow flies:
Kerry Tribe
Rirkrit Tiravanija

17 August – 30 September 2019

“Mein Herr looked so thoroughly bewildered that I thought it best to change the subject. “What a useful thing a pocket-map is!” I remarked. “That’s another thing we’ve learned from your Nation,” said Mein Herr, “map-making. But we’ve carried it much further than you. What do you consider the largest map that would be really useful?” “About six inches to the mile.”

“Only six inches!” exclaimed Mein Herr. “We very soon got to six yards to the mile. Then we tried a hundred yards to the mile. And then came the grandest idea of all! We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile!” “Have you used it much?” I enquired. “It has never been spread out, yet,” said Mein Herr: “the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well. Now let me ask you another question. What is the smallest world you would care to inhabit?”

Lewis Carrol, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
Chapter 11: “The Man in the Moon” 1893

Kerry Tribe has had solo exhibitions at the Anderson Collection, Stanford University, Palo Alto; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco (SF MoMA); Parque Galeria, Mexico City' 356 Mission Rd., Los Angeles; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Carpenter Center, Cambridge; and the Contemporary Art Center, Irvine.  She has staged performances at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco and the TATE Modern.  In 2017 she received an Herb Alpert Award in Film and Video, a California Community Foundation Fellowship in 2015, an Artadia Award in 2013, and both a USA Artist Fellowship and Creative Capital Grant in 2012.  In 2016 the City of Los Angeles awarded Tribe a public commission to produce Exquisite Corpse, a film about the Los Angeles River, which will screen nightly on the High Line in New York, Summer 2018.

Rirkrit Tiravanija was born in 1961 in Buenos Aires. For over twenty-five years, he has focused on the social ties connecting audience, artwork and artist, blurring the boundary between art and life. He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts at Columbia University, and is a founding member of The Land Foundation, an educational-ecological project in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is the winner of the 2010 Absolut Art Award and the 2004 Hugo Boss Prize awarded by the Guggenheim Museum. Notable exhibitions include On Air at the Centre Pompidou (2012), Less Oil More Courage at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum (2009), and retrospectives at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld (2010), Serpentine Gallery (2005), and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2004). He recently presented Soup / No Soup at La Triennale 2012 in Paris, for which he transformed the main nave of Grand Palais into a communal banquet featuring a meal of Tom Ka soup. do we dream under the same sky?, Chaos Omotesando, Tokyo, (2018); The NG Teng Fong Roof Garden Commision: Rirkrit Tiravanija, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore, (2018)

For further information please contact: Brian Butler or Susan Sherrick at (323) 938 5822.