Artist Talks is a program of the Fondation Beyeler and UBS in which internationally renowned contemporary artists talk about their work. The talks have an open, dynamic format, ranging from a classic talk by an artist to moderated conversations between artists and personalities from the art world. They are held either at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen/Basel or at other art institutions in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:30 pm
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.
Tino Sehgal, who was born in London in 1976, currently lives and works in Berlin. His works, which he describes as “constructed situations“, consist of a set of briefing instructions prepared by him that are adopted by interprets for as long as the work is visible. Sehgal’s works are therefore essentially immaterial: no object, painting, sculpture or documentation exists. All that they leave behind is the visitor’s individual experience of them.