THE SILVER LIPS DRAGONI BY RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA AT ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2021
Art Basel Miami Beach, 2021
In 2021, as an Official Partner to Art Basel Miami Beach, Casa Dragones presented a Tasting Room in the Collectors Lounge, designed by renowned Mexico City-based architectural firm Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO, and inspired by the original Casa Dragones Tasting Room in San Miguel de Allende.
Echoing Casa Dragones´ enthusiasm for creativity and commitment to innovation, The Casa Dragones Tasting Room in the Collectors Lounge is a creative and immersive experience, featuring the signature “Art-tenders” series: each day, a notable artist acts as a guest mixologist, and presents an original cocktail inspired by their work. The Art-Tenders line-up in 2021 featured celebrated artists and creatives such as Jorge Mendez Blake, Brendan Fernandes Barbara Sanchez-Kane, Daniel Knorr, Jorge Pardo, Gabriel Rico, Cristobal Riestra, Eduardo Sarabia, Marc Spiegler, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
For our first Art-Tender session, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Jorge Pardo crafted the Silver Lips Dragoni, Rirkrit’s take on a classic Negroni, giving it a special twist with caviar limes, and a silver luster dust rim—resulting in silver lips on every guest.
Silver Lips Negroni
2 oz Casa Dragones Añejo Barrel Blend
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Vermouth
Over large cube
Silver luster dust rim
Rirkrit Tiravanija is an Argentina-born Thai artist who lives between New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai, and his work carries strains of this nomadic existence, blending and re-combining different cultural contexts. Rather than insisting on a particular reality or truth, his work creates open-ended contexts for people to grapple with these questions themselves. The strength of Tiravanija’s work lies precisely in its ephemerality and the slippery ways it escapes definition; he takes the material of the every-day and re-stages it, allowing the viewer a perspective at once banal and deeply profound about the quickly fleeting nature of life itself.
Tiravanija received his BA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1984, and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1986. From 1985-1986, he participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program. He has received numerous grants and awards, including the Absolut Art Award (2010), the Silpathorn Award by the Ministry of Culture in Thailand (2017), Hugo Boss Prize (2004), and Lucelia Artist Award by the Smithsonian American Art Museum (2003), among others.
Tiravanija lives and works in New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai.