Conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (pronounced Rick-rit Tee-rah-vah-nit), born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up living between Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada as the son of a Thai diplomat. His grandmother played an important role in his life. She taught cooking on Thai television and owned a restaurant in Bangkok, where Tiravanija spent time as a youth. This background influenced the artist’s work, which often involves cooking in art-related places, such as museums and galleries.
The Lone Star Film Society, in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, invites you and a guest to a special advance screening of COLD IN JULY*. Directed by Jim Mickle, COLD IN JULY tells the story of two fathers at war with each other, but who must band together for a greater cause.