Tino Sehgal focuses on the commercial activity of an art fair in "This is competition," a performance in which two dealers compete to sell the artist’s work.
"This Variation," an immersive sound/dance piece at the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands, is performed in a completely darkened room. Participants' senses are heightened as a number of interpreters transform the space into an ever-changing and astonishingly sensual landscape.
The exhibition at Kunsten will feature a total of four works. The central work, "This success/This failure," 2006, has been acquired for Kunsten’s permanent collection and will be realized in close collaboration with more than 1,500 local children who will take turns at constructing the work with about 25 children at a time. Visitors to the museum will become involved in a playful universe ruled by children.
Three other works will also be shown. Together they will provide a broader impression of Tino Sehgal’s oeuvre: "Kiss," 2002, "This is propaganda," 2002, and "This is new," 2003. The works involve dancers, singers and the museum’s hosts.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., has announced the acquisition of “This You,” a 2006 work by Tino Sehgal. “This You” is the first exclusively live work to join the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection in its 44-year history. Debuting Labor Day weekend and running for six weeks, “This You” will manifest itself through a solo female singer operating within a score that requires individual variation. “This You” is an outdoor work, designed to sit alongside public sculpture, and the singer will interact with visitors to the Hirshhorn’s Plaza and Sculpture Garden.
Tino Sehgal will present an experiential piece that is making its North American debut at “A Prelude to the Shed,” a fusion of dance, visual art and music, with a hint of theater. Performed in an outdoor pavilion, the performances are meant to break down the barriers between disciplines, underscoring the importance of collaboration.
Read more about The Shed in The New York Times.
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) will present This Situation, a work by Tino Sehgal.
This Situation (2007) enables a conversation that throws into question our self-image as a society and our roles as individuals within that society. The work is part of the Living Together Performance Series, a year-long cross-disciplinary series featuring performance art, installations, film and video screenings, readings, talks, and workshops, reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now.
Tino Sehgal will be present at the Fondation Beyeler with an exhibition designed as a series of six successive presentations. Each work will be shown either in the museum's gardens or in one of its galleries. Sehgal’s works, which he calls constructed situations, will be interpreted by male and female artists; the situations are immaterial and fleeting, the thing that truly matters being the viewer's experience of the situation.
The point of departure for the exhibition is This You, a work acquired two years ago for the Fondation Beyeler's collection.
The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart Foundation announced that a jury has awarded Tino Sehgal the 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize, which has been sponsored by the estate of Stuttgart painter Hans Molfenter since 1983. The $18,000 prize honors artists with a connection to Germany’s southwestern region. In addition, Sehgal will create a project in the Stuttgart area, with the date still to be determined.