Tino Sehgal Carte blanche à Tino Sehgal

[Visual Arts / Performance]

In autumn 2016, Palais de Tokyo will be granting a carte blanche covering all of its exhibition spaces to Tino Sehgal (born in Great Britain in 1976, lives in Berlin), a major figure on the international art scene, and one of the most radical talents of his generation.

It will be the occasion for Tino Sehgal to present a unique creation: an extension of Ann Lee, which he first showed during the carte blanche given by Palais de Tokyo to Philippe Parreno in 2013. A young girl, embodying the manga character of the same name, shares her thoughts about her story and conditions of life with the visitors. At Palais de Tokyo, this new work will be presented alongside a number of pieces, including a selection of major works from all of Tino Sehgal’s career.

Since the early 2000s, Tino Sehgal has been developing an immaterial form of work, upsetting the field of visual arts, and shaking up the definition of an artwork, which the artist embodies purely by actions, movements, and words. It thus boils down to human material, and social interaction. In the artist’s words, “constructed situations” then develop into intense, disturbing experiences for the spectators, during which participants construct works during the venue’s opening hours.