1301PE is pleased to present its sixth solo exhibition with internationally revered Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija entitled “NO MORE REALITY”. In August 2020, Tiravanija collected American newspapers that are still published daily. This is the starting point for “NO MORE REALITY” which references Philippe Parreno’s seminal 1991-93 series of work. Focusing on this phrase in large painted text which forms an expansive floor to ceiling installation, while upstairs Tiravanija refines it to a single text per the front and back page of the newspaper. The phrase continually renews itself through Tiravanija’s work and finds new relevancy each time it is exhibited–it purposefully welcomes its reinterpretation and renewal. The phrase “NO MORE REALITY,” which invites a certain interpretation, pushes back on the viewer’s preconceived notions commenting not on the news itself but of the interpretation of the news. The varied newspapers come from different towns with different ideas, politics and beliefs which in turn is reflected by what is valued and displayed by the local news.
The show runs until 28 October 2023.