Tomas Vu & Rirkrit Tiravanija (Collaboration)
Hua International is pleased to present Green Go Home, a collaborative project initiated by internationally acclaimed artists Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija which evolves in each iteration often inviting new artists to participate. Green Go Home continually modifies its mediums, manifesting differently each time that it occupies a new landscape. Conceived as a form of dynamic dialogue with the looming protests and civil unrest throughout the world today, this context-responsive undertaking brings together found images and evocative text that equally recalls the fragmented language of self-actualization found on many social media platforms and the poetic, agit-prop of historical movements like the Situationist International. In the imagery itself, revolutionaries like Angela Davis rub shoulders with pop cultural figures such as David Bowie, Tupac Shakur, and Barbarella, or artists Frida Kahlo and Ana Mendieta, and scenes from films or a found photo of a historic beauty pageant. The grid of images takes on a polyphonic relationship to Tiravanija’s written statement, thereby interweaving layers of interpretation, readings, and misunderstandings. Green Go Home is meant to be a wall of resistors, and of resistance.
Vu and Tiravanija’s collaboration proposes a symbiotic and ever-evolving relationship to text, image, and other artworks. For the iteration that Hua International presents, Vu and Tiravanija have incorporated Rafael Domenech’s spatial works as publication, which explores how the traveling message has historically been part of revolts and dissent, as well as how ideas have the capacity to connect spaces and bridge realities.
GREEN GO HOME is a flexible participative installation that refers to the term ‘gringo’ - an expression used in Latin America to describe a foreigner - reflecting colonial attitudes and interventions of the US towards its southern neighbours in a provocative way. The origins of the term gringo mix with myth and folklore which are sources ways of approaching the entire project. Often Green Go Home includes moving and interactive components such as silk screening t-shirts or items of clothing of viewers in a way that can mix and remix the imaginaries.
GREEN GO HOME has been shown at the following venues:
GREEN GO HOME with Rirkrit Tiravanija and Rafael Domenech, Art Berlin 2019, Berlin, Germany
GREEN GO HOME - DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY with Rirkrit Tiravanija The Drawing Room, Manila, Philippines
GREEN GO HOME - THE REVOLUTION WILL COME IN EVERY DIRECTION with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled Miami, Miami, FL
GREEN GO HOME – DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Chaos, Tokyo, Japan
GREEN GO HOME – FEAR EATS THE SOUL with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
GREEN GO HOME with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines
GREEN GO HOME with Rirkrit Tiravanija, MECA Art Fair, San Juan, Puerto Rico
GREEN GO HOME with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mednarodni Graficni Likovni Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
GREEN GO HOME with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Youngworld, Detroit, MI
GREEN GO HOME with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled Miami, Miami, FL
GREEN GO HOME with Rirkrit Tiravanija, The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI
GREEN GO HOME with Rirkrit Tiravanija, NF Galería, Madrid, Spain
GREEN GO HOME – MAÑANA IS A QUESTION with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Miguel Cardenas and Angélica Teuta ArtBo Fair, Bogotá, Colombia
GREEN GO HOME with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
Green Go HomeRirkrit Tiravanija, Tomas Vu, Tianzhuo Chen, Rafael Domenech, He Tianqi, Xindi Li, Liu Yushan and Tong Kunniao 27 Nov 2021 - 19 Feb 2022Hua International Beijing is pleased to present the Beijing edition of Green Go Home, a collaborative project initiated by the internationally acclaimed artists Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu. Together with...Read more
Green Go HomeTomas Vu & Rirkrit Tiravanija 6 Dec 2020 - 23 Jan 2021with works by Saâdane Afif, Nevin Aladağ, Julieta Aranda, Nigin Beck, Monica Bonvicini, Rafael Domenech, Eliza Douglas, Cecilia Granara, Elizabeth Jaeger, Tony Just, Šejla Kamerić, Fabian Knecht, Daniel Knorr, Zoë...Read more