An installation project built for and commissioned by Art Basel in 2015 created a temporary hospitality utopia in front of the art fair entrance. The outdoor structure invited fair visitors to take a breather and engage in various activities, if they wanted to. The team comprising of Antto, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller set up an herbal garden and hosted a no-timetable and no-rules kitchen where passersby could sip herbal tea from leaves plucked from the on-site garden, as well as take part in cooking and eating. The project was an extension of Tiravanija and Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert’s artistic community in Northern Thailand, called ‘the land’. The food served at Art Basel was based on Thai traditions. There was no menu or price list—compensation was determined by visitors and anyone could serve themselves, or help with cooking and cleaning up. The project examined the ecological cycle of herbs from cultivation and growing to consuming on-location, as well as movements of people and hospitality. The same team has also hosted pop up dinners in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Bangkok: a bastardised mix of Thai and European flavours with a splash of Finnish and at times with a side of music by the Bastard Brothers—a band spin-off featuring Antto, Rirkrit and Karl Holmqvist.

 
 
 
There was no menu or price list—compensation was determined by visitors and anyone could serve themselves, or help with cooking and cleaning up.