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Tray by Rirkrit Tiravanija

Fear Eats The Soul Tray
fiberglass tray with silkscreen
dishwasher safe
16 x 12 inches (41.5 x 31 cm) 
open edition

OBJECT DESCRIPTION



This versatile and dishwasher safe serving tray is great for appetizers, cocktails, breakfast-in-bed and many more foodie needs.  For this tray, Tiravanija has appropriated his text from the title of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul a film which still resonates today with its vibrant questions of race and class raised in 1970s Germany.  The 4-worded phrase used by the artist literally “serves” as a cornerstone of his artistic practice, using appropriated language to underscore the exploration between art and food.