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