Rirkrit Tiravanija defends his pad thai performance art piece ahead of its revival at Hong Kong gallery

//Rirkrit Tiravanija defends his pad thai performance art piece ahead of its revival at Hong Kong gallery

Rirkrit Tiravanija defends his pad thai performance art piece ahead of its revival at Hong Kong gallery

It is not the rarefied air of an upmarket gallery that greets visitors at international art dealer David Zwirner’s Hong Kong space this weekend, but the smell of fish sauce and frying oil.Here, artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is “reactivating” a work he first dished up in 1990 while living in New York, untitled (pad thai), a performative piece that put the Argentinian-born Thai on the path to stardom. Before the pandemic, the now 59-year-old flew two or three times a month, but those hoping to catch…

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