RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA: SECESSION essays by Phillippe Parreno and AndreasSpiegl, interview by Matthias Herrmann
Buchhandlung Walther König, 2002 First edition, 118 pp., 6 1/2" X 8 1/4" Softcover
Rirkrit Tiravanija’s project for the Secession was 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. Tiravanija installed 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 focused 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 added his own ideas on relationships and communities, his characteristic conception of art as an investigation and implementation of “living well”.