ASILE FLOTTANT

Tiravanija resurrects Le Corbusier’s famous floating barge from Paris in a monumental installation fabricated in Thailand and reassembled piece by piece for the exhibition. Asile Flottant is a floating asylum meant to provide temporary overnight shelter for vagrants wandering the streets of Paris. Tiravanija’s boat serves as a pavilion presenting t-shirts with political slogans and text designed by the artist as well as t-shirts by others that the artist has collected from his travels across the globe. Visitors to the gallery will be able to embark the pavilion, which at 100 feet long is a half scale re-creation of the original, and experience the rehabilitation project from the perspective of the indigents forced off their own land.