Turner Prize Nominee at IMMA: Tino Sehgal, This Situation
12 April - 19 May 2013, Admission Free Second Floor, IMMA at NCH, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Interpreters from Tino Sehgal’s This Situation at IMMA @ NCH. Photography by Miranda Driscoll.
This is your last chance to experience Turner Prize nominee Tino Sehgal's pioneering work This Situation at IMMA as it runs into it's final weekend. A not to be missed experience! This Situation offers Irish gallery-goers the first opportunity to experience Sehgal’s innovative approach to art, in which he responds to and engages with gallery visitors through the use of conversation, sound and movement. Originally conceived in 2007, This Situation has toured globally with the support of the Goethe-Institut.
Sehgal studied both political economics and choreography, working in dance before focusing on his ‘constructed situations’. In this most recent version of This Situation at IMMA, the gallery is occupied by a group of six ‘participants’ or ‘interpreters’ whose choreographed actions generate a discussion of cultural, economic and philosophical issues. Revealed only as experiences in the time and space they occupy, his works exist for those who encounter them and in their memories, but not as physical objects.
Tino Sehgal was born in London in 1976 and currently lives and works in Berlin. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held around the world, most recently in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and Documenta 13 Art Festival, Kassel, Germany in 2012.
Presented with the support of the National Concert Hall and the Goethe-Institut Irland.
This Situation is curated by Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator: Head of Exhibitions, IMMA, and co-curated by Georgie Thompson, Assistant Curator: Exhibitions, IMMA, and produced by Louise Hojer.
Talks and Events
Roundtable Conversation at NCH | Reflections on This Situation Thursday 30 May, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Lecture Room, IMMA Off-Site at NCH Join the project participant’s, in a series of roundtable reflections on their encounters and experience of This Situation. Speakers include Chairperson Willie White (Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Dublin Theatre Festival), project participants, and others. Click here to book online.
Artist Talk | Tino Sehgal On the occasion of his first project in Ireland This Situation, Sehgal will present a talk about his work. Date to be confirmed. Bookings line are not yet open for this event, further details will be available in the coming weeks.
Public Talks - No booking required
Informal Dialogues | Tino Sehgal’s This Situation Wednesdays at 1.15pm. No Booking required.
Visitor Information - Admission Free
Opening Hours for Tino Sehgal: Tuesday: 10am – 5.00pm, Wednesday: 10.30am – 5.00pm, Thursday: 10am – 7pm, Friday and Saturday: 10am – 5.00pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12noon – 5.00pm, Monday: Closed.