Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green)

Friday, May 6 – Jul 30, 2022

659 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 60614

Wrightwood 659 presents Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s critically acclaimed artwork (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green)(2010) from the collection of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Tiravanija is widely recognized for his practice of manifesting communities through simple acts rather than focusing attention on a single artwork. Tiravanija’s installation recasts Wrightwood 659’s second-floor gallery as a communal dining space where visitors are periodically offered Thai curries, while a large-scale mural—derived from photojournalistic imagery of protests—is drawn on the walls. Through Tiravanija’s signature communal food-based work, the artist challenges museumgoers’ expectations of performance, and underlines a larger interest in relationships among citizens and notions of government and liberty. Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green) is organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.


Hours of Operation 
Fridays 12–7pm
Saturdays 10am–5pm 


Tickets for the exhibition will be $15 and available online only, beginning April 7, at https://tickets.wrightwood659.org/events. Please note, admission is by advance ticket only. Walk-ups are not permitted.


COVID-19 Response 
Wrightwood 659 requires all staff and guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination and booster prior to admission to Wrightwood 659. Proof of vaccine and booster can be official vaccine card or a photo of the card, along with a matching photo ID. Any individual who does not meet these requirements will not be permitted to enter the building. Children who are ineligible for vaccination (0-4 years old) cannot be admitted to the building. Masks will continue to be required throughout the gallery. Read more about Wrightwood 659’s health and safety policy at https://wrightwood659.org/terms-and-conditions/health-safety/.  


About Wrightwood 659
Wrightwood 659 is a private, non-collecting institution devoted to socially engaged art and to architecture. Located at 659 W. Wrightwood Avenue, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the intimate space officially opened in late 2018 and presents two to three public exhibitions annually. Wrightwood 659 was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, who transformed a 1920s building with his signature concrete forms and poetic treatment of natural light. For additional information: https://wrightwood659.org