untitled 2002 (he promised) is a chrome and steel structure inspired by the modernist architect Rudolf M. Schindler’s iconic Kings Road House in West Hollywood. While the structure exemplifies the spatial fluidity of Schindler’s open-plan design, the reflective surfaces used to replace the wood and concrete of the original create what Tiravanija describes as “a multifaceted image of reality,” enlivening and multiplying the activities taking place in and around the work. When installed, it becomes an arena for a variety of programs, including DJ sessions, film screenings, panels, and children’s workshops. In search of a shared utopia of experience, this work, as all in Tiravanija’s oeuvre, reconstructs space as a living organism, susceptible and amenable to the flux of participation.
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