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Title
This objective of that object
Artist
Tino Sehgal
Date
2004
Materials
constructed situation
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Accession Number
2008.46
Edition
¼
Credit Line
T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2008

essay Be the Work, Elizabeth Carpenter, 2014

For more than a decade, Tino Sehgal has placed direct experience at the center of his practice through a series of open-ended, undocumented, performative works called “constructed situations.” Curator Betsy Carpenter elaborates on his piece This objective of that object (2004), as well as the broader implications of social interaction as an artistic medium under capitalism. “While a sculptor may transform stone into a human figure,” she writes, “Sehgal transforms an individual’s energy, intellect, and actions into something altogether different, a new paradigm in art-making.”