Tino Sehgal

6 March - 4 May 2008
Curator: Richard Julin

“It is with great pleasure that we present Tino Sehgal’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. His thinking, creative process and the resultant artworks of constructed situations offer an extraordinary experience and positive challenge to our visitors as well as to us as an institution.” Richard Julin, the curator of the exhibition.

Magasin 3 presents an exhibition of constructed situations by the acclaimed artist Tino Sehgal. At the Venice Bienniale exhibition guards suddenly broke into song and started dancing around the audience. In New York he recently had a critically acclaimed show where a group of people started a discussion on market economy with the visitors and at the Berlin Bienniale of 2006 he had a couple slowly moving around on the floor embracing in a passionate kiss.

There are no objects in Tino Sehgal’s exhibition at Magasin 3. As a visitor you meet different people in the exhibition space who have been instructed by Sehgal to move in a certain way or say certain things. The artist provides the structure and the participants interpret the intention. The artwork is the constructed situation which arises between the audience and the interpreters of the piece.