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a year at the stedelijk: tino sehgal
1 Jan - 31 Dec 2015

In 2015 the Stedelijk presents the first major survey of the German/British artist Tino Sehgal. The overview unfolds in 12 months and 16 chapters. The Stedelijk Museum will present the live work of this radical artist nonstop for 365 days, from opening to closing time. 

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Conceived as a consecutive series of twelve presentations, the exhibition features  different work or 'situation' from Sehgal’s oeuvre each month, enacted in a different gallery space.

The exhibitions knows a varied 'scenography'. On January 1st, the project started with Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things (2000) from the Stedelijk collection.

A Year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal is not only a prelude to a fresh approach to using the building under the new directorship but also an innovative re-envisioning of the exhibition as phenomenon.

The exhibition is curated by Beatrix Ruf and Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen.

This Occupation & Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things, through december 31.

In this final month of A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal two presentations of the artist will be on view. In gallery 1.9 This occupation can be experienced. In gallery 1.10 Sehgal rounds things up with the presentation this memorable year started with: Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things (2000).

This Occupation has neerealized together with the Straatpastoraat, ab initiative of the Protestant Diaconate Amsterdam.

Earlier this year the following works of Tino Sehgal were on view on ten different locations in the museum:

  • Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things (2000)
  • This is good (2001)
  • This is new (2003)
  • This is propaganda (2002)
  • This is exchange (2002)
  • Kiss (2002)
  • This is so contemporary (2004)
  • Kiss (clean version) (2006)
  • This variation (2012)
  • Ann Lee (2011)
  • This situation (2007)
  • This progress (2010)
  • This is critique (2008)
  • Selling out (2002)
  • Ann Lee & Marcel (2015)

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About Tino Sehgal

Tino Sehgal (1976), who originally studied political economics and dance, crossed over to the visual arts in 2000. He achieved international renown for his groundbreaking, experimental work presented at the Venice Biennale, the Documenta in Kassel, in the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Tate Modern in London. The Stedelijk has worked with Sehgal from the outset of his career, presenting his work in 2004 and 2006; the museum acquired his first work in 2005: Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things (2000).

For Sehgal, an artwork consists of a live encounter between artwork and viewer. Sehgal does not make objects; he creates ‘situations’ within the museum space, in which interpreters enact choreographed actions and occasionally converse with visitors. These encounters offer the visitor a wholly unique experience of live artwork.

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A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal is made possible with the support of the principal benefactor Stichting Ammodo and benefactors Fonds 21, the benefactors of the Stedelijk Museum Fonds, the Goethe Institut and Outset.