The work of Rirkrit Tiravanija will be presented throughout the month of May at various sites in Haus der Kunst, forming a de-centralised exhibition.
In a first collaboration between Haus der Kunst and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the exhibition will take place at the same time as Toshio Hosokawa's opera Hanjo, which will be performed in the Westgalerie of Haus der Kunst and for which Rirkrit Tiravanija has created the stage design.
The opera Hanjo is based on the modern Nō play by the same name by Yukio Mishima (1915-70, Tokyo), which is inspired by a drama from the 14th century. The performances will be on May 5, 8, 10, 12 and 14 at 7pm.
Parallel to the performances, Tiravanija's work will be presented at various sites:
- Tea ceremony performances by Japanese artist Mai Ueda, activating the stage set for Hanjo.
- T-shirt printing workshops with Tiravanija's slogan designs
- Screenings of the artist's moving image work.
- Tiravanija’s shot-by-shot remake of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's seminal 1974 film, Angst essen Seele auf, activated by Austrian actor Florian Troebinger.
- A series of the artist’s ping pong tables, untitled 2013 (morgen ist die frage), in the Terrassensaal.
- A screening of the video work, untitled 2011 (pay attention), at the entrance of Haus der Kunst, alongside newly commissioned banners.