intheshadowplay

Tino Sehgal, Instead of Allowing Some Thing to Rise up to Your Face Dancing Bruce and Dan and Other Things, 2000.

Descriptive Text by Stefano Colombini

“Tino Sehgal’s work is influenced by the traditions of conceptualism and minimalism that began in the 1960s as artists challenged existing definitions of what constituted the art work and the art experience. Sehgal takes the idea of making and not making a work to the extreme. He allows no photographs of his work to be taken or reproduced, no catalogues or press releases to be printed, and no paperwork to accompany the purchasing or selling of a work. No tangible trace of the work remains: the artist wishes the viewer’s experience to constitute the artwork.” +