I really want 90s come back I'd like to meet Kurt Cobain, young Leo DiCaprio, Michael Jackson, and I'd like to be happy and to go to cinema when "new" films like Titanic, American Pie, Jennifer's body come out. I'd also like going out with my friends who would be dressed with large and ripped jeans, band t-shirts, black boots, with an old mobile maybe taking photos with a Polaroid, smoking some weed after a concert of Nirvana, or Blink 182, or Radiohead At night I'd like to dance and get drunk
We all want that, but who says we can’t act like 90’s teens today?
The son of a Thai diplomat, Rirkrit Tiravanija was born in Argentina and grew up in Ethiopia, Thailand, and Canada before moving to the US in 1984, and settling in New York in 1990. In this work, the artist converted a gallery into a kitchen, where he served rice and Thai curry for free. It is a gesture of welcome to friends and strangers alike: visitors do not just look at the art, they become a part of it. Learn about Tiravanija and other immigrant artists: mo.ma/crossingborders.
Our digital exhibition “Crossing Borders,” presented as part of our #CitizensBorders initiative, showcases works from MoMA’s collection by artists who immigrated to the U.S., often as refugees in search of safe haven. Explore all the works at mo.ma/crossingborders.