"How Not to Work: discusses ways we can reorient our thinking about work—how it’s performed and what counts as labour. From an artist’s perspective, what is the relationship between working and being idle? From the framework of labour and privilege, Tiravanija will delve into the production of free time and what it means to work as an artist today.
Defying media-based description, Rirkrit Tiravanija is widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and identifying as a Thai artist, Tiravanija teaches at Columbia University. His practice combines traditional object making, public and private performances, teaching, and other forms of public service and social action. Winner of the 2004 Hugo Boss Prize awarded by the Guggenheim Museum, his exhibition there consisted of a pirate radio (with instructions on how to make one for yourself). Tiravanija was also awarded the Benesse by the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum in Japan and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lucelia Artist Award.
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP by clicking the “Book Now” button on this webpage or via the Tai Kwun App. Lectures will be conducted in English with Cantonese interpretation available.
Summer Institute is an inaugural programme offered by Tai Kwun Contemporary. This year, four distinguished scholars will lead seminars and public lectures on the theme of Labour and Privilege, explored through art historical and contemporary art case studies. This will take place between July 30 and August 10 in A Hall and JC Cube.