Rirkrit Tiravanija - Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission

National Gallery Singapore

Rirkrit Tiravanija - Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission



From January to October 2018, internationally-acclaimed Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija presents untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness), the second work created for the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series. This site-specific installation consists of a large-scale bamboo maze with a Japanese tea house at its centre. Drawing on materials, architecture and traditions from across Asia, it embraces Tiravanija's interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative art practice.

This accompanying catalogue illuminates his fascinating oeuvre and interest in fostering social engagement through art. It features a curatorial essay by Silke Schmickl, an experimental fictional text by Sayuri Isshiki and an interview with Tiravanija conducted by Clare Veal, alongside full-colour images of the installation.

About Rirkrit Tiravanija

Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. 1961, Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works in New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai. Since the late 1980s, his practice has focused on social engagement through the construction of communal environments that invite viewers to interact with each other and the work. He has held numerous solo exhibitions internationally, including at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2005), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2015) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016). He was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize in 2004.


20cm X 25cmX 0.7cm
66 Pages
ISBN: 978-981-11-6454-5
Published: 2018