The Unilever Series: Tino Sehgal
Opens: 24/07/2012 Closes: 28/10/2012 Tate Modern, LondonThe magnificent Turbine Hall is in use again, but there's no physical work to be seen. The Unilever commission instead brings us Tino Sehgal's innovative, flashmob-style These Associations. Drawing on a background in dance and economics, Sehgal directs participants to mingle with visitors, engaging them with routine anecdotes and economic debate. For more information visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/unilever-series-tino-sehgal Buy: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/admission-opening-times
Time Out“This is not his masterpiece, because it belongs to all of us...” It's the history of the world, of our kind, of technology taking over our systems of communication. Of course, Sehgal has done this kind of audience-participation lark before and he will again, but perhaps not on this scale...
The Observer“The most radical and humane of all the Turbine Hall commissions to date...” We often speak of art as life-changing; this event truly has that potential in all its fullness and humanity. One learns about other people, and one learns about oneself. I shall never forget it...
The Telegraph“Feels mediated rather than real...” For one thing, although the participants are not actors, there is still a whiff of artifice about their stories, which feel polished and rehearsed - Sehgal does not hit the spontaneous social interaction that he strives for...
The Independent“Dazzlingly powerful, moving, and full of potential...” Sehgal’s artistic materials are time and attention - moments of choreographed togetherness with people, and what luxurious materials these are...
Guardian“One of the best Turbine Hall commissions...” It is about communality and intimacy, the self as social being, the group and the individual, belonging and separation. We're in the middle of things. It is marvellous...
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