Art Basel presents a new installation by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Müller and Antto Melasniemi in Basel this June.
The new work ‘Do We Dream Under the Same Sky’ will be an extension of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s and Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert’s project ‘the land’, a self-sustaining artistic community near Chiang Mai in Thailand that engages with the idea of an artistic utopia. Including a herbal garden, kitchen, communal dining and meeting area, the project will involve collaborations with engineers Bollinger + Grohmann and students from the Institute of Art of the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel and the Städelschule in Frankfurt to activate the work during the fair.
‘Do We Dream Under the Same Sky’ can be seen and experienced as a visually striking large-scale work at the entrance to the fair and as a platform for communication. The installation invites the audience to enter a sphere of recovery and community amidst the excitement of the art fair. Creating a place of hospitality, visitors can engage through the activities on offer, such as the drinking of herbal tea plucked fresh from the on-site garden, the preparation and eating of food. The food will be rooted in Thai tradition and will be available with no fixed schedule, menu or price list: compensation is self- determined, by self-serving, serving others, donations or even participating in the cooking or washing up.
At the end of the show, following its concept of transfer, the installation’s structure will be shipped to ‘the land’ in Chiang Mai where it will form the basis for a new workshop building that will host a range of artistic projects including artistic residencies, workshops, and seminars. ‘Do We Dream Under the Same Sky’ is commissioned by Art Basel.
Do We Dream Under the Same Sky
Vernissage Sunday, June 14, afternoon (timing TBC), open to the public Daily from June 15 to June 21, 10am – 8pm
Art | Basel (18 – 21 June 2015)
MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.
4005 Basel, Switzerland
- Rirkrit Tiravanija
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