Rirkrit Tiravanija b. 1961
Chew the Fat (2008)
Rirkrit Tiravanija interviews twelve international artists of his generation who rose to prominence in the 1990s in this installation featuring the film CHEW THE FAT (A documentary portrait by Rirkrit Tiravanija) (2008), originally produced for the Guggenheim's exhibition theanyspacewhatever (October 24, 2008 January 7, 2009).
Tiravanija captures each artist in an intimate setting, and while the artists discuss their working lives, the conversations wander and evolve to include a wide range of topics and ideas resulting in a series of fascinating portraits. The interviews are displayed on multiple monitors installed throughout the gallery, which is transformed into a laid-back viewing lounge.
The featured artists include Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Elizabeth Peyton, Tobias Rehberger, and Andrea Zittel.