Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu, ‘Green Go Home’

Green Go Home,
TPP
Inaugural Exhibition,
Artists:
Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu

at The Pitch Project
706 S. 5th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
March 29 – June 29, 2014

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Green Go Home, The Pitch Project‘s inaugural exhibition, is a site specific social sculpture envisioned by collaborators Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu, both New York-based artists. Green Go Home consists of over 300 prints wheat pasted directly onto the gallery walls and an interactive drawing component. The installation has previously been exhibited in Bogota, Colombia and New York City.

 

From Tiravanija and Vu:

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“The origin of the prints and text-bearing graffiti over the images-was a collaborative installation first presented at the Colombia-American library in Bogota, Colombia. The work was meant to address and interrogate the under-stabilized relationship of the two countries, and the institution (which is meant to be a sign of understanding and goodwill). The provocation inherent in Green Go Home, is positioned against the subtle underlying subtext of U.S. interventions, and colonialist attitudes, towards its neighbors in Latin American from Mexico southwards: an antagonism that has cost many lives and much strife. In the imagery itself, the presence of each character-from films to music to personalities of resistance-reveals itself to the viewer as addressing the condition of the graffiti text. The grid holds up the statement and reinforces the layers of interpretation, readings, and misunderstandings. Green Go Home is meant to be a wall of resisters, and of resistance.”

 

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