You don’t have to be a fan of realist drawing to like Rirkrit Tiravanija’s show at the Drawing Center, but it doesn’t hurt either. Over 200 works on paper depict people protesting and are rendered with a stylistic sameness, a likely necessity as they were all produced from publication in the International Herald Tribune. Outsourced to a variety of Thai artists, many of whom were Tiravanija’s students, the drawings literalize the collective action they depict. A few exceptionally crappy shots from the opening below.
Also, although I don’t have time to discuss it today, Kathleen Henderson’s creepy ink works across the street in the exhibition What if I Could Draw A Bird That Could Change The World are excellent.