Tino Sehgal – “Cotidiano” / Day-to-Day

For this artist post, I wanted to find an artist that talked in his pieces about what happens every day. I found a German artist of Indian descent, Tino Sehgal who appeared to be an expert at this. He is known for creating constructed situations for his viewers. These situations are choreographies that individuals that he prepares to perform in museum settings. He doesn’t produce physical objects. His materials are the human voice, language, and movement. His pieces made us wonder what art is?

I was intrigued by the connectedness between the performers, and by the simplicity of his ideas. His choreographies are raw and organic. There is one in particular that I thought was interesting. The piece is called “Kiss.” In this choreography, we can observe a man and a woman have a personal connection to the floor of a gallery space. At first, their actions seemed banal to me, however, then I thought on what it meant to see something as personal in a public space such as a gallery. It was bringing to light those actions that we do not want anyone else to see. In another piece “These Associations,” we observe a group of people walking in a space. It seems like nothing is happening, but after a while of watching it, you begin creating connections on how humans act in certain situations.

Link for “Kiss”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwTvzERGj6E

Link for “These Associations”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7FKMEwMRg

Link for Venice biennale:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvHXQyQ_n7Q

I could not find his website (if he has one). Therefore, I included Galleries and Museum sources that have information on Tino Sehgal:

https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/tino-sehgal

https://www.volksbuehne.berlin/en/haus/kuenstler-innen/59/tino-sehgal

I am an international student from Venezuela that desires to communicate with the world around me visually. I hope that I can become a part of the global conversation where I can tell stories that are untold. With a background in business and languages, I have experienced how different fields will always connect at some points, and I aspire to reinforce that connection in my work. I believe that there is not one pure aesthetic, and therefore I have chosen to collaborate and learn from those around me to every day grow as an artist.

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