The Drawing Center’s 2008–2009 exhibitions and public programs are made possible, in part, with the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency. Additional support for this exhibition is provided by Hilary and Peter Hatch; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings presents over 200 works on paper from the artist’s ongoing series of commissioned drawings derived from photographs of demonstrations published in the International Herald Tribune. While public protests and mass demonstrations are often associated with the politics of the 1960s, Tiravanija’s ongoing project reconsiders their relevance in today’s political climate. The Demonstration Drawings provide a perspectival view of collective actions, political protests, and popular sovereignty movements worldwide—turning ephemeral images of strife and social conflict into documents of political aspiration.
Curated by João Ribas