How Rirkrit Tiravanija appropriates Philip Guston's vocabulary to address contemporary political crises by Mark Godfrey

How Rirkrit Tiravanija appropriates Philip Guston's vocabulary to address contemporary political crises

Mark Godfrey

Shown by Gladstone at Art Basel Hong Kong, his latest works speak of artists' responsibility to bear witness writes Mark Godfrey


Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2018 (MARCH ON UNTIL IT RAINS GLASS no. 1), 2018. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2018 (MARCH ON UNTIL IT RAINS GLASS no. 1), 2018. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2018 (MARCH ON UNTIL IT RAINS GLASS no. 1), 2018. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Painter’s Form 2, 1978), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Painter’s Form 2, 1978), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Painter’s Form 2, 1978), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Painter’s hand, 1975), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Painter’s hand, 1975), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Painter’s hand, 1975), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Untitled (Nail)), 2020.Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Untitled (Nail)), 2020.Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Untitled (Nail)), 2020.Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Untitled (Rome), 1971), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Untitled (Rome), 1971), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Untitled (Rome), 1971), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Philip Guston, Sunrise, 1979. © The Estate of Philip Guston. Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Genevieve Hanson.
Philip Guston, Sunrise, 1979. © The Estate of Philip Guston. Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Genevieve Hanson.
Philip Guston, Sunrise, 1979. © The Estate of Philip Guston. Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Genevieve Hanson.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Easel, 1983), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Easel, 1983), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (Easel, 1983), 2020. Copyright Rirkrit Tiravanija. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York City and Brussels.

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