Guggenheim Museum NYC & Rirkrit Tiravanija & Talk / Talk Documentaries

Rirkrit Tiravannija was very happy with the final TiravannijaOne-typface, and well, one thing led to another. He asked us if we would like to do the poster for the show THEANYSPACEWHATEVER he was participant of. Since he was for some very long time already working on this documentary ‘Chewing the Fat’ where he was interviewing his closest artist friends extensively, it was his contribution for the show, he told us, therefor the poster should be about exactly this issue. Chewing the fat! According to the dictionary in our studio the phrase "chew the fat" is used to express partaking in idle conversation, for a friendly talk, or a gossip session. So then, endless talks, hours and hours, nothing comes out of it, and yet, some phrases, some split seconds in a conversation might make a huge difference …. this is what we were aiming at with the design. On top of all, this show was a group show including Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Rirkrit Tiravanija and took place at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. What a ride that was.