Rirkrit Tiravanjia, Exhibition view, Secession 2002, Photo: Matthias Herrmann

Rirkrit Tiravanija

July 5 – September 1, 2002

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s project for the Secession is based on Rudolf Schindler’s house in Los Angeles and the visions behind it, which are significant not only for architecture, but also for art. Rirkrit Tiravanija will install a reconstruction of the studio tract of the so-called Schindler House in the main room of the Secession and use this as a stage for various activities. Yet his interest focuses less on a faithful architectural facsimile than on “animating” Rudolf Schindler’s world of ideas, his concept of inside and outside in relation to the conditions of private and public spaces. To this Tiravanija adds his own ideas on relationships and communities, his characteristic conception of art as an investigation and implementation of “living well”. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the installation will be used as a venue for a multimedia program offered by Tiravanija and various guests, with features such as film screenings, concerts, presentations and lectures.


Rirkrit Tiravanija, born in Buenos Aires in 1961, lives and works in Berlin, New York and Bangkok.