Tino Sehgal at Palais de Tokyo: the taped confessions of a 21st century rebel artist
In the small world of international contemporary art, he’s a star. Yet he has no objects for sale, unless you include (good) intentions, freedom and a moderate desire to change the world.
His name is Tino Sehgal, he was born in London in 1976 and today he lives in Berlin.
In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and in 2010 he took over the entire Guggenheim in New York. With what? I’d call them performances personally, though it’s a label he rejects. ‘They’re live works of art,’ he says. ‘The performances are not made to be repeated.’
At the Palais de Tokyo, he has installed a series of ten ‘live works’.
It’s a very large exhibition involving 300 people. ‘More than double the size of a corps de ballet. It’s one of the largest living spectacles there is.’
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