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Hirshhorn Exhibit

Celebrated Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul curates a series of documentary shorts for the Hirshhorn’s dynamic exhibition Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green). The exhibition transforms the Museum’s galleries into a communal dining space in which visitors are served curry and invited to share a meal together. The installation includes a large-scale mural, drawn on the walls over the course of the exhibition, which references the 2009-2010 protests against Thai government policies. The films selected offer a contemporary glimpse into Thailand’s culture, people, and history – from a memorial to victims of recent political turmoil to experimental ruminations on Thai TV melodramas of the 1980s.

The films are screened daily in the exhibition galleries.


Total running time: approximately 111 minutes


2:00 pm
Pathompon Mont Tesprateep, Song X (2017)
Running time: 20:19 minutes
A deserter from the military awakens from what he believes to be sleep only to experience his body lying lifelessly beneath him.


2:21 pm
Sompot Chidgasornpongse, Bangkok In the Evening (2004)
Running time: 16 minutes
A serenade to the city, which documents residents as they briefly pause for the daily rendition of the Thai national anthem.


2:37 pm
Chulayarnnon Siriphol, A Brief History of Memory (2010)
Running time: 13:48 minutes
A mother voices her grief for a son lost to political protest, against a backdrop of images from the Nang-Lerng community where they lived.


2:51 pm
Taiki Sakpisit, The Age of Anxiety (2013)
Running time: 14 minutes
Collaged together, Thai TV melodramas of the 1980s present a hallucinatory vision of a fragile nation haunted by its recent past.


3:05 pm
Wichanon Somunjarn, Four Boys, White Whiskey and Grilled Mouse (2009)
Running time: 10 minutes
Four teenagers meet at the edge of the village, where they eat, drink, and share laughter to escape the pressing concerns of the adult world around them.


3:15 pm
Sutthirat Supaparinya, Unintentionally Waiting (2017)
Running time: 8:46 minutes
In a broken public transportation system, passengers wait at local bus stops for rides that never arrive.


3:24 pm
Boonyarit Wiangnon, Camouflaged Shades of Falling Rain (2016)
Running time: 27:51 minutes
A young girl grapples with a difficult homework assignment while struggling to gain approval from her art teacher and win the love of her grandmother.


June 22, 2019
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Location detail
Ring auditorium