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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

In the Soup

Rirkrit Tiravanija FreeThis isn't a makeshift soup kitchen; this is art. Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija has turned part of David Zwirner gallery into an insta-cafe that serves up free homemade soup (Thai curry and chicken noodle--both excellent). Like my fellow gallerygoers, I was more interested in eating than in contemplating this high-concept installation, called "Free." Much more successful is a recreation of Gordon Matt-Clark's "Open House," which is a graffiti-sprayed dumpster that is subdivided into nine or so separate rooms with a fun-house series of doors. (Images via Zwirner gallery)

Gordon Matta-Clark Open House