untitled 1992-1995 (free/still)

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Dec 15 – Jan 6

  • Past
  • Performance
Rirkrit Tiravanija stands at a table cooking Thai curry

Rirkrit Tiravanija. untitled 1992-1995 (free/still). 1992/1995/1997/1998/1999/2003/2007/2011–. Installation view, 303 Gallery, New York, 1995. Image courtesy 303 Gallery.

For his exhibition A LOT OF PEOPLE, Rirkrit Tiravanija (Thai, b. 1961) stages five interactive artworks as a series of plays. In untitled 1992-1995 (free/still), visitors are offered two versions of Thai green curry—one made with Thai ingredients from a specialty grocery store and the other with items purchased at a local supermarket in New York. First presented in New York in 1992 the Americanized version nodded to the hybridizations and mistranslations that occur in cross-cultural exchange. Through untitled 1992-1995 (free/still) and other related works that the artist has termed “situations,” Tiravanija has become known for incorporating Thai culinary customs and ingredients into his work, as well as for challenging social codes and attitudes around the sanctity of the art object. “I have, more or less, used the kitchen and cooking as the base from which to conduct an assault on the cultural aesthetics of Western attitudes toward life and living,” he states. “In the communal act of cooking and eating together, I hope that it is possible to cross physical and imaginary boundaries.”

Dylan Kim
Sidian Liu
Ming Lin
Anna-Ting Möller
Paul Rho
Albert Samreth


Fridays and Saturdays,
December 15, 2023 – January 6, 2024
12:30 p.m. until the food runs out

2023-12-15 12:00:00 -0500
2024-01-06 14:00:00 -0500



22-25 Jackson Avenue Queens, NY 11101


Organized by Ruba Katrib, Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, MoMA PS1, and Yasmil Raymond, guest curator, with Jody Graf and Kari Rittenbach, Assistant Curators, MoMA PS1.

Production: Lauren DiLoreto, Director of Program Production; Richard Wilson, Exhibition and Production Designer; Kate Robinson, Senior Registrar; Lilly Hern-Fondation, Senior Project Manager, Exhibitions and Commissions; Nick Scavo, Senior Project Manager, Music, Performance, and Events; Anna Grofik, Preparator; and Lauren Tosswill, Plays and Activations Manager.


Major support for Rirkrit Tiravanija: A LOT OF PEOPLE is provided by Maja Hoffmann / Luma Foundation, the Family of Lise Stolt-Nielsen, the Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and the International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Generous support is provided by Glenstone Foundation and Ellen and Michael Ringier. Additional support is provided by Steven and Alexandra Cohen, Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, and Craig Robins and Jackie Soffer.

Funding is also provided by Eileen and Michael Cohen and Laura Steinberg and Bernardo Nadal-Ginard.

Special thanks to Artek and Jungly Restaurant.