Exhibition

untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed)

7 Jun 2019 – 6 Jun 2020

Cost of entry

£4

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

London, United Kingdom

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  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

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The Institute of Contemporary Arts is proud to present a newly commissioned permanently sited work by Rirkrit Tiravanija.

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Tiravanija is known for a practice that overturns traditional exhibition formats in favour of social interactions through the sharing of everyday activities such as cooking, eating and reading. Creating environments that reject the primacy of the art object, and instead focus on use value and the bringing of people together through simple acts and environments of communal care, Tiravanija’s work challenges expectations around labour and virtuosity. 

Open to the public and situated within the ICA’s lower bar, untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) comprises a sake bar with communal seating and tables set within a painted sunrise and sunset. Purpose-built for the ICA, the work includes crockery hand-crafted in Tiravanija’s Chiang Mai studio and lighting created in collaboration with artist Rafael Domenech.

untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) marks Tiravanija’s return to the ICA, following his participation in the landmark exhibition Real Time in 1993.

untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) is presented in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation (TBA21), with additional support from Pilar Corrias.

Exhibiting artists

Rirkrit Tiravanija

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