- Artist talk
31.08.2006 at 21:00
Tino Sehgal makes immaterial art, independent of classic production processes, nevertheless existent and visible. His art takes shape only in the moment that it meets its spectator. For his work, he uses people who come into contact with the visitors of the respective exhibition via movement, spoken word or song. Sehgal transforms actions, not materials, without any filmic or photographic documentation. His work can be acquired when collector, artist, and gallery-owner agree to an oral contract with witnesses. Together with the painter Thomas Scheibitz, Sehgal represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 2005. His exhibitions include, among others, the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2004; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2005 and 2006; Galerie Johnen, Berlin, 2005; and in 2006, he will take part in the Tate Triennial, London, and the Berlin Biennale, and will also have a solo show at the Kunsthaus Bregenz. Tino Sehgal studied choreography and political economy in Berlin and Essen.
He lives in Berlin.
Klaus Weber, Fungoid - Brutstube, Berlin 2002, sculpture, courtesy Andrew Kreps Gallery
- On Public Sculptures
28.08.2006 at 19:00
Weber presents some of his projects: Death Disco Club (2000), Demo Inverse (2001), Fountain Loma Dr / W 6th St (2002), Public Fountain LSD Hall (2003), Brutstube (2002) and talks on accidents as spectacle, social imaginaries and sculptures, staged destruction in the name of liberation and the appearance of suppressed subconscious of the city.