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Tino Sehgal

Door to Tino Sehgal’s 'This Variation', 2012 at dOCUMENTA (13)

Tino Sehgal (b. 1976, London)
Sehgal's work resists standard practices of curatorial commentary. Rejecting the concept of performance (and hence the notion that one "didn't have to be there" to experience performance) as maintaining a limiting distance between artwork and audience, and refusing labels, wall texts, pictures or any other previous or retroactive forms of documentation, his "constructed situations" demand to be experienced in the immediacy of their enaction.
(from: 'The Missing Page', first published in A Prior Magazine #23 (23 Skidoo), pp. 148-49, Virginie Bobin and Nicolas Couturier, with Julia Klaring (transl.),

The issue 23 Skidoo is largely inspired by the personality and the oeuvre of Tino Sehgal, an artist we closely followed for more then a year. These Associations (Turbine Hall, Tate Modern) and This Variation (dOCUMENTA (13)) are keyworks within the context of this issue. They lead the editors towards the theme of storytelling, using dOCUMENTA (13) as a case study.