Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is serving free curry at his Hirshhorn installation.
15 May 2019
Does contemporary art make you hungry? Then you’re going to love the Hirshhorn’s new exhibit, “Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green.” By Sadie Dingfelder
Does contemporary art make you hungry? Then you’re going to love the Hirshhorn’s new exhibit, “Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green.” The installation, which opens Friday, serves up three colors of Thai curry to lunchtime visitors, who can dine while watching area art students sketch images of political protests on the gallery walls. (Visitors can even assist with the drawing if they’d like.)
Can you explain the title of the piece? The title itself is bouncing off from Barnett Newman’s painting “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue.” But, of course, there’s a relationship to Thai politics. In Thailand, the party colors are red and yellow — red being more grassroots farmers and the yellow shirts being more royalist. And then, of course, the green is the military. In Thai cuisine, we also have yellow curry, we have green curry and we have red curry. So those are going to be the three kinds available in the installation. And I was also playing with the idea that there are different colors but we all share them together, we eat them together.
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