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who's afraid of red, yellow and green by Rirkrit Tiravanija

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100 Tonson Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of the first solo show in the home country of the world re-known contemporary Thai artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija. Exhibition titled (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green) on Thursday August 5th, 2010 at 7 pm.

Rirkrit Tiravanija, undoubtedly the most visible landmark of today’s Thai contemporary artists in the world-stage, was born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grown up in many countries and has taken Thailand’s northern province of Chiangmai as a base in the past several years. Since the early 1990s he has explored the social role of the artist and has fostered interactivity with his audience. He has cooked and served food to gallery-goers, set up a recording studio in a museum, reconstructed his apartment inside an exhibition space, corresponded via the internet while on an American road trip with Thai students, and provided opportunities for numerous other everyday activities to occur within art spaces.

During the exhibition, the artist will be cooking and offering his signature creation in the art space, to the viewers and audience and will at the same time orchestrate interactions between artist, art, and the audience in the combination of “Art and Daily life”. The gallery’s walls will be a platform for expressions of various (and can be contradicting) thoughts and beliefs through charred drawings and graffiti during this one month period.

The exhibitions and interactions are throughout the opening hours 11 am- 7 pm of every Thursday-Sunday of August until the last day of Sunday August 29th, 2010.

Moreover, we have negotiated very special rate at the Plaza Athenee, the Royal Le Meridien hotel for guests attending the event. Please let us know if you are keen to have the rates.

100 Tonson Gallery is proud to announce the upcoming first solo show by Rirkrit Tiravanija in his homeland. The world renowned Thai artist will make his debut with an exhibition (who's afraid of red, yellow and green) which will be on for one month (Thursday to Sunday, Aug 5 -29, 2010). Please join our opening event on August 5th, 2010 from 7 pm onwards.

Invitation will be sent out soon but we want to make sure necessary scheduling arrangement can be made for all who do not want to miss this historical event on August 5th. We have negotiated very special rate at the Plaza Athenee, the Royal Le Meridien hotel for guests attending the event. Please let us know if you are keen to have the rates.

Artist Profiles:
Rirkrit Tiravanija has transformed the constant movement and cultural interaction of his own life into an engaged conceptual art practice. Born in Buenos Aires in 1961 of Thai origin, he was raised in Thailand, Ethiopia and Canada and educated in Chicago and New York. The artist now lives between Berlin, New York, and Thailand. His work has been exhibited around the world in major museums, galleries and international art events including being co-curator of ‘Utopia Station’ at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Tiravanija's work had been in solo exhibitions such as solo Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kessel, Germany (2009), MOCA Miami, Florida( 2008), Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2005),Serpentine Gallery, London (2005), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997). And notable group exhibitions such as, the Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates (2007), Whitney Biennial 2006, Day for Night, New York (2005) and 50th Venice Biennale (2003), just to name a few. Awarded the Hugo Boss Prize by the Guggenheim Museum "in recognition of his profound contribution to contemporary art" in 2004, and in 2008 Tiravanija was an artistic director of the rock opera "The Ramakien: a Rak Opera", a contemporary performance at the Lincoln Centre Festival, New York, USA, and recently a curator for part of the current exhibition, “Imagine Peace” at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center.

About 100 Tonson Gallery
Listed among the top 50 emerging galleries from around the world by Contemporary Magazine, 100 Tonson Gallery has actively presented high-profile artists locally and internationally. Designed by the Christian Liaigre, this box-like art space in the central part of Bangkok has pushed the frontiers of the art scene in Thailand and the region. Making successful debuts of Yayoi Kusama, late Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst and many world renowned artists, 100 Tonson has also been represented in many prestigious events around the world. In 2010, following Documenta's Rice Terrace, Sakarin Krue-On participated in the Mural Exhibition at Juan Miro Foundation in Barcelona, Spain while the Thai female video artist, Araya Rasdjarmreansook shows at MOCA Sydney as part of Sydney Biennale, Australia and the gallery took part in Art HK10, Hong Kong China.

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