A new interactive exhibit by Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, called who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green has opened on the second floor of Wrightwood 659’s gallery. The interactive exhibit immerses visitors in a communal dining setting.
It’s a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other. Visitors are periodically offered a selection of Thai curries from Bliss Retro throughout their visit and are often encouraged to share a meal together. The unique dining experience is part culinary feat, part artistic immersion. Part of the exhibition includes artwork from the artist’s acclaimed 2010 collection which was originally in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
The incredible exhibit also features a large-scale mural referencing protests against Thai government policies. It is actually happening as visitors look on, as local artists draw on the walls over the course of the exhibition.
This is something you have to see to believe inviting visitors to experience sharing a meal together, and consider the ties between food, politics, community and rituals.
The gallery opened in early May and goes until July 16, 2022.
Address: 659 W Wrightwood AveChicago, IL 60614