New York

New York

Tino Sehgal

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
1071 Fifth Avenue
January 29–March 10, 2010

Curated by Nancy Spector

A show with no catalogue, no documentation, and no objects—for Tino Sehgal, it’s simply business, or the lack thereof, as usual. With an unconventional background in dance and economics, and a conviction that the world is already too full of things, Sehgal reimagines the museum as a choreographed agora, a stage for interpersonal scenarios that lay bare the animating mechanisms of exchange between viewer and artwork. In quintessential Sehgalian fashion, his infiltration of the Guggenheim is preceded by a conspicuous lack of specifics, other than that he will be creating two ambiences for the main space—an “arena for spectatorship” on the ground floor of the rotunda and a scenario involving “direct verbal interaction between museum visitors and trained participants” on the spiral ramp. Don’t miss it: If you do, it won’t exist.