born 1976 in London, England
lives and works in Berlin, Germany
This is so contemporary, 2004
Art Gallery of New South Wales
15 November–1 December 2019
In November 2019, Sydney audiences were once again afforded the chance to experience the work of artist Tino Sehgal, who is renowned for creating art that leaves no material trace. This is so contemporary, which debuted in Australia at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2014 as Kaldor Public Art Project 29, cannot be photographed, and must be experienced through direct, interpersonal encounters.
Tino Sehgal, the Berlin-based artist who originally studied political economics and dance, constructs ‘situations’ by orchestrating interpersonal encounters through dance, voice and movement. His works elicit a different kind of viewer – one who cannot be a passive spectator, and who bears a responsibility to construct and contribute to the realisation of the actual piece.