Tino Sehgal Creates New Paris Work Using Over 300 Participants

Tino Sehgal is to create a new piece using over 300 participants  in his survey show, Carte blanche à Tino Sehgal, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The British-German, Berlin-based artist best known for his constructed situations interrogates the nature of the 21st century.

The Palais de Tokyo exhibition is designed by Sehgal (born in Britain in 1976, lives in Berlin). This is  second in a series of “white cards” – these artists gestures investing all of the 13 000 m² exhibition area of the Palais de Tokyo – initiated by Philippe Parreno in 2013. for this exhibition, whose main human material in a metamorphosed Palais de Tokyo, Tino Sehgal presents his works alongside those of artists he chose to invite:Daniel Buren, James Coleman, Félix González-Torres, Pierre Huyghe,Isabel Lewis and Philippe Parreno, whoo is currently showing in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern .

This is the largest project ever for Tino Sehgal, this exhibition brings together a collection of works, including a selection of his major pieces, which are deployed in the labyrinthine architecture of the Palais de Tokyo. They meet and interact with each other, in line with previous experiences of the artist at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin in 2015, and in Marrakech in 2016, creating a new level of complexity in its projects .

Tino Sehgal defies conventional precepts of the exhibition focusing on social interactions rather than inanimate objects. His works come alive through human exchanges, dance, speech or singing, and are presented continuously throughout the duration of the exhibition (October 12 to December 18). often involving visitors, they each have their own emotional and aesthetic dimension.

A series of discussions organised in collaboration with the French Institute around the revaluation of object concepts of presence and experience in contemporary culture.

Tino Sehgal (born 1976 in London, lives in Berlin) studied economics in Berlin and dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. His work was shown as part of numerous solo exhibitions throughout the world in recent years, including those, especially noticed, that took place at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010) and in the turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, London (2012); as well as those organized by the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2004), the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2006, 2015), the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2005, 2006, 2007), the Galleria d’Arte Moderna , Milan (2008), the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2007), the MMK in Frankfurt (2007), the Aubette 1928, with the Museums of the City of Strasbourg (2010), the Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo (2011), the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013), the Pinacoteca de São Paulo (2014), the CCBB, in Rio de Janeiro (2014) and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2015). In 2016, we have especially seen his work in Marrakech, on Jemaa el-Fna, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and in the ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna.He participated in the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2005 (he then shares the German Pavilion with Thomas Scheibitz), which awarded him its Golden Lion for best artist in 2013. He was a finalist of the Turner Prize that year . He also participated in the Berlin Biennial in 2006, the Yokohama Triennale in 2008, the Gwangju Biennale in 2010 and Documenta in Kassel in 2012.

The show runs until 18 December

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