In 1992 the artist converted 303 Galleryâ€™s exhibition space into a lounge area, where he cooked and served rice and curry to visitors free of charge. Hence, he set up an experience of â€œrelational aestheticsâ€, where people eating and talking become the art themselves.
"The work is a platform for people to interact with the work itself but also with each other. It is about the experiential relationship, so you actually are not really looking at something but you are within it, you are part of it. The distance between the artist, the art, and the audience gets a bit blurred". (R. Tiravanija)
Audience members interacted with other museumgoers, enjoyed conversations, and were touched by the experience.