MIF23: Tino Sehgal, This entry at the National Football Museum and the Whitworth

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Image courtesy of National Football Museum

This entry at National Football Museum, Cathedral Quarter, 29 June–16 July 2023, from £10 - Book now

MIF23 brings with it a new work by Tino Sehgal, one of the superstars of the contemporary art stage: This entry celebrates the connections between different worlds and it will premiere at the National Football Museum and the Whitworth this summer.

Sehgal’s only materials are the human body, voice, interaction and a set of instructions on how to use them. His ‘constructed situations’ challenge the traditional art/viewer dynamic by incorporating interaction as a key element of the work, forcing the audience out of the role of a passive observer. This entry is no different as the artist brings together a group of skilled individuals from entirely different walks of life: a footballer, violinist, cyclist and a singer/dancer. The work will encourage a playful, fruitful exchange between them.

Tino’s previous works include: This variation (2012) exhibited at documenta XIII which involved a group of performers dancing and singing a capella in a dark space, improvising the sound of electronic music; and This situation (2007) where performers engaged with audiences by beginning conversations with sets of memorised quotes prompting philosophical discussions with limitless variations. 

The Berlin-based artist has shown his work in some of the world’s biggest galleries – from New York’s Guggenheim to London’s Tate Modern, Paris’ Palais de Tok︎yo and Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun.

This entry is part of a larger project The Trequartista – Art and Football Untied, co-curated by curator extraordinaire Hans Ulrich Obrist and World Cup/Champions League-winning footballer Juan Mata.

This entry at National Football Museum, Cathedral Quarter

29 June–16 July 2023
From £10

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