January 29, 2007 - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - Tino Sehgal at ICA
January 29, 2007

Tino Sehgal at ICA

Tino Sehgal
29 January-4 March 2007
12 7.30pm daily

Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall
London SW1Y
Phone: 44 20 7930 3647

Over the last three years, the Institute of Contemporary Arts has worked with artist Tino Sehgal to present a series of exhibitions designed to work sequentially and within the specific context of the ICA. The resulting series of solo exhibitions, of which this is the third and final, have given both the institution and audiences a unique opportunity to chart the development of an artist, his practice and relationship to a particular institution. For the artist too, the experience of revisiting a space and presenting work to both a knowing (those who have followed his work over the three years) and unknowing audience has inspired a distinctive evolution and led to shows that engage with this sense of continuity.

For this trilogys final installment, Sehgal has conceived an ambitious new work which continues an interest in current sociological, political and cultural debate but this time within a radically open structure. Based on one principle rule, the situation can change at any moment and as interaction between participants is neither choreographed nor dramaturgically framed, there is a heightened sense of fluidity and self-expression inherent. As further emphasis of the openness or democratic nature of its framework, the work has two titles: This success or This failure and according to their perception of the situation, the participants can decide which title they attribute. Central to Sehgals artistic concerns is his interest in the creative and aesthetic formation of human action and relationships. In this piece he focuses on the social sphere of education as being both a central and essential aspect of society whereby human inter-relation is taught and formed.
Tino Sehgal was born in London in 1976 and currently lives in Berlin.
Tino Sehgal, 2005 2007 has been curated by Jens Hoffmann and is kindly supported by The Felix Trust for Art, London and The Goethe-Institut, London
Accompanying programme:

Monday 29 January 2007 7pm
Tino Sehgal in conversation with Dr Carey Jewitt

For his third annual talk at the Goethe-Institut, Tino Sehgal will be in conversation with Dr Carey Jewitt. Dr Jewitt is Reader in Technology and Education at the London Knowledge Lab and is currently involved in the development of a range of research focusing on the potentials of new media to reshape knowledge, literacy, learning and teaching. Recent publications include Technology, Literacy, Learning: A Multimodality Approach (2006, Routledge). Dr Jewitt was an Interpreter in the last two pieces by Sehgal at the ICA, This objective of that object in 2005 and This Progress in 2006.
This talk will take place at the Goethe-Institut, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH, Phone: 020 7596 4000.

Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH
Phone: 44 (0)20 7930 3647
Fax: 44 (0)20 7306 0122
Email: info@ica.org.uk


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