May 22 – November 12, 2017
From May 22 to November 12, 2017, the Anglo-German artist Tino Sehgal (*1976) 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 artistes; the situations are immaterial and fleeting, the thing that truly matters being the viewer’s experiencing 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.
This You, 2006
22.5. – 17.9.2017
Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things, 2000
11.6. – 10.7.2017
Yet Untitled, 2013
11.7. – 7.8.2017
8.8. – 3.9.2017
This is new, 2003
18.9. – 15.10.2017
This Variation, 2012
16.10. – 12.11.2017
Tino Sehgal was born in 1976 in London and is an Anglo-German artist who lives in Berlin. He studied economics in Berlin and dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.
The artwork itself is immaterial and fleeting, what matters being the experiencing of the “situation” itself. His male and female “interpreters” ideally have an affinity for dancing and singing, and are prepared to present his choreography in accordance with his rules. Sehgal avoids the words “performer” and “performance” because the viewer is part of his works. The natural encounter and the experience are what count for him. He therefore uses the words “situation” and “interpreter”.
Tino Sehgal’s artworks only come into being when a viewer experiences them. He uses male and female “interpreters” who make contact with viewers through movements, spoken words and song. His works are nonetheless for sale and can be shown an unlimited number of times as long as his orally communicated instructions are respected.
In all, six of Sehgal’s central “situations” will be shown.
This You, 2006 22.5. – 17.9.2017
Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things, 2000 11.6. – 10.7.2017
Yet Untitled, 2013 11.7. – 7.8.2017
Kiss, 2002 8.8. – 3.9.2017
This is new, 2003 18.9. – 15.10.2017
This Variation, 2012 16.10. – 12.11.2017
Tino Sehgal’s works leave no physical trace. There is no documentation relating to them and he forbids photographs, videos, printed information and publications. Anyone wishing to buy one of Sehgal’s situations negotiates orally with Sehgal before a notary rather than receiving a written contract of sale.
Book Launch & Talk with Tino Sehgal
A Talk with artist Tino Sehgal and Elena Filipovic on the occasion of the publication "Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form".
ARTIST TALK with Tino Sehgal
To mark the opening of his exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, which consists of a series of six successive presentations, the Anglo-German artist Tino Sehgal will discuss his work with Sam Keller, Director, and Theodora Vischer, Senior Curator.