Tino Sehgal: This is so contemporary

For the 29th Kaldor Public Art Project, internationally acclaimed artist Tino Sehgal presents This Is So Contemporary, from 6 – 23 February, 2014. Spontaneous and contagiously uplifting, this work will enliven the entrance court to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, directly engaging the Gallery’s visitors.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 06 February 2014 to Sunday 23 February 2014

Tino Sehgal: This is so contemporary image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 14 October 2013.
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Sehgal has pioneered a radical and captivating way of making art. He orchestrates interpersonal encounters through dance, voice and movement, which have become renowned for their intimacy. This Is So Contemporary is no exception, challenging visitors as they enter the Gallery’s classical vestibule. His works remain somewhat of a mystery to those who have not directly experienced them, as they are not permitted to be photographed or filmed. Sehgal leaves no material traces, creating something that is at once valuable and entirely immaterial in a world already full of objects.

First presented at the 2005 Venice Biennale, Kaldor Public Art Project 29 marks the Australian debut of This Is So Contemporary. His recent exhibitions include This Progress at the Guggenheim New York in 2010, These Associations at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2012, This Variation at the last Documenta 13. At the 2013 Biennale in Venice, Sehgal was awarded the Golden Lion, one of the world’s most prestigious art awards, and is shortlisted for Tate Modern’s 2013 Turner Prize.

This is so contemporary – which was first presented at the 2005 Venice Biennale – has similar parameters.