Fear Eats the Soul

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Mar 5 2011

If the way to one’s heart really is through the stomach, Rirkrit Tiravanija must have more than his share of admirers. Now at GAVIN BROWN, the Buenos Aires-born artist with a history of dishing out tasty edibles in his exhibitions invites viewers to enjoy a bowl of soup in his interactive show, Fear Eats the Soul.

Taking its title from the Fassbinder film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (AVAILABLE HERE), the show is broken into four areas. The first is a large deconstructed area adorned with dirt piles, industrial frames, and walls covered in floor-to-ceiling painted words from the show's title. Second is a room housing chrome-glazed ceramic casts of objects last seen in Tiravanija's 1994 show with ANDY WARHOL. Following that is a makeshift T-shirt shop, where viewers can have one of two dozen cryptic phrases silkscreened onto custom-made shirts. Finally, in the kitchen, guests are treated to a bowl of freshly made soup--and if you're lucky, the artist himself serves it up. Nothing to fear here except a satisfied belly.

Fear Eats the Soul runs through April 16, 2011. The SOUP KITCHEN and the T-SHIRT SHOP are open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

GAVIN BROWN'S ENTERPRISE
620 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10014
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