Rirkrit Tiravanija

UNTITLED. Miami Beach 2016, Nov 30 – Dec 4

21 November 2016

The 2016 edition of the contemporary art fair UNTITLED. at Miami Beach is opening November 30 and running to December 4.

Founded in 2012, the event is now in its fifth edition and is curated by artistic director Omar López-Chahoud with Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia.

The fair brings together an international selection of over 128 galleries, non-profit organisations and artist-run spaces as well as an Untitled, Radio show presented by Wynwood Radio among others.

There is also a roster of ‘Special Projects’ including Do We Dream Under the Same Sky by artists Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija, and an ambitious installation Diario El Blanco by Noemí Escandell among others.

ICA Miami’s Art + Research Centepresent a ‘Reading Room’ dedicated generating critical dialogue on “the conditions in which contemporary art is currently produced” and features the faculty of Hito Steyerl, Evan Calder Williams, and Sven Lutticken, among others. 

See the UNTITLED website for full programme and more details.**

Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu 'Model for RT TV Boards' (2016). Courtesy of artists, Nathalie Karg Gallery and Untitled, Miami Beach, 2016.
Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu ‘Model for RT TV Boards’ (2016). Courtesy of artists, Nathalie Karg Gallery and Untitled, Miami Beach, 2016.



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Okayama Art Summit 2016, Oct 9- Nov 27

10 October 2016

The new triennial art exhibition Okayama Art Summit will take place at various locations across Okayama, Japan opening on October 9 and running to November 27.

Directed by New York-based artist Liam Gillick, 31 artists have been chosen to respond to the theme of ‘Development’ featuring work by Katja Novitskova Rachel Rose Trisha Baga Rirkrit Tiravanija Motoyuki Shitamichi Ahmet Öğüt Simon Fujiwara Hannah Weinberger and Ryan Gander among many others.

Taking place within a city that is under constant and heavy urban development, Gillick’s chosen theme is fitting as well as multi-directional. Spanning ideas of architecture and capitalist progress to gaming and cinema, there is a freedom to play with the political, formal and ideological structures inherent in this word. The exhibition will provide a strata of examination, from looking back to looking forward, where artists “deploy modes of withdrawal and resistance in the face of the dominance of “ideas in development”.

Visit the Okayama Art Summit 2016 webpage for more details.**

Okayama Art Summit 2016, Promotional Image. Courtesy the Okayama art Summit organisation.
Okayama Art Summit 2016, Promotional Image. Courtesy the Okayama art Summit organisation.




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MiArt 2016, Apr 8 – 11

7 April 2016

Milan’s MiArt is on at Fiera Milano exhibition venue of the Italian city, running April 8 to 11.

This year the stated intention of the event is to communicate “constant references with explicit echoes” linking the past with the present and defined by a thematic thread running through interdisciplinarity, networks and “the Economics of Experiences”. Artist Massimiliano Bomba produced a video for the fair that touches on these notions in image and text, through a root analogy of beekeeping and nudges to the link between production and global destruction in ‘Octagon’ (2016): “Sunday, sabbath, rest. Monday, depressed.”

Exhibiting galleries will be split into sections: ‘Established’ (along with its ‘Masters’, ‘Contemporary’ and ‘First Step’ sub-sections), ‘Decades’, ‘THENnow’ and ‘Object’, along with ’Emergent’ curated by Berlin-based independent curator Nikola Dietrich.

Galleries and artists to keep an eye out for include Brand New Gallery with Ori Gersht, Josh Reames and Kate Steciw, Steve Turner with Jonas Lund, C L E A R I N G with Eduardo Paolozzi, as well as Rirkrit Tiravanija and Korakrit Arunanondchai in collaboration with Gavin Brown’s Enterprise.
Mathew Gallery will present work by Than Hussein Clark and Exile’s 2156 – Volume 237 Acta Zoologica presentation will show Martin Kohout, Nathalie Du Pasquier and Paul Sochacki.

Other booths worth a mention include Ellis King, The Gallery Apart, China Art Objects, dépendance, Anat Ebgi, Emalin, Greene Naftali, Emanuel Layr, König Galerie, Limoncello, Nicodim, and Room East.

Events running in parallel with the fair include Che cosa sono gli oggetti? with Enrico Boccioletti, Costanza Candeloro, Parasite 2.0 and others at Centro Tian Qi, and the  #C2CMLN 2016 live music festival featuring the likes of Babyfather and GFOTY.

See Bomba’s video below and the MiArt website for details.**

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