Ping pong for the sake of art

Get your game on at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.


While we await the Summer Olympics with baited breath, ping-pong players and enthusiasts are invited to step up their game by partaking in Tomorrow Is The Question. Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija presents a series of chrome ping-pong tables in public spaces, challenging the boundaries between life and art.

Tiravanija is interested in socially engaged works that enable human interaction. By blurring the line between artist and audience, the latter are expected to take an active role in the work of the former. Previous works include serving green curry to gallery visitors and inviting strangers to drop by and drink tea in a replica of the artist’s home. “It is not what you see that is important, but what takes place between people,” Tiravanija says.

The installation Tomorrow Is The Question is commissioned by the Holland Festival and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and is freely accessible this month.


Photo: Hanna Hachula


Photo: Hanna Hachula


Photo: Hanna Hachula

Until 26 June at Museumplein, Amsterdam [NL]

Borrow your ping pong bats and balls at the Stedelijk Museum.

By Ruben Baart


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