Tino Sehgal is an artist who creates constructed situations that focus on social interactions. His artworks are brought into existence through human capacities such as dance, speech and song. Each work has its own specific emotional and aesthetic nature which produces a sometimes unsettling and intense experience for visitors who are often implicated into the work themselves.
At Roskilde Festival 2022, Tino Sehgal will present a piece entitled This Variation. It takes place in a completely darkened space, enacted by a group of singers who also dance. Through choreography and vocalisations, you are invited to reorient yourself in this multi-sensory, ever-shifting environment which will change form throughout the day.
At our new venue Platform, Sehgal’s work will be presented throughout the day and at times seamlessly transition into both musical presentations and different art content.
When encountered in a visual arts context, Tino Sehgal challenges definitions of what constitutes a visual art exhibition. When presented in a context that is already highly interdisciplinary, and when blended with artists coming from other contexts and traditions, perhaps new questions will be raised – or new insights gleaned – about how different disciplines can work with each other.
Platform is a collaboration between Tino Sehgal and Kunlé Adeyemi. It is their second. The first took place in 2018 in New York and was an experimental integration of architecture and choreography. This project is similarly structured in order to facilitate hybridization and open engagement between artist and audience, encouraging new approaches that move away from classic presentations.
Tino Sehgal has had a large number of solo shows worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), The Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern (London), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Ullens Center (Beijing), CCBB (Rio de Janeiro), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin). He won the Golden Lion for best artist at the Venice Biennale in 2013 and has recently made work for the Paris Opera Ballet.