Ansicht des Lichthofs des Albertinum
© SKD, Foto: Hans Christian Krass

Tino Segal. These Associations

Das Museum ist für gewöhnlich ein Ort, an dem materielle (Er-)Zeugnisse von Menschen und ihrer Umwelt gesammelt, bewahrt, erforscht und ausgestellt werden. Doch die Werke des in Berlin lebenden Künstlers Tino Sehgal sind keine materiellen Objekte. Er konstruiert Situationen, generiert soziale Interaktionen, von denen nichts bleibt außer der individuellen Erfahrung der Besucher und der anekdotischen Erinnerung, denn Tino Sehgals Arbeiten hinterlassen keine materiellen Spuren, werden nicht aufgezeichnet und dokumentiert.

  • DATES 05/07/2016—14/08/2016


The scene of events is the vast central atrium of the Albertinum, a place that is open to all. The atrium welcomes and bids farewell to every visitor arriving and leaving. A magnificent space, a neo-Baroque agora that is practically purpose-made for public gatherings. Tino Sehgal makes the most of its potential, flinging open all the doors for six weeks and declaring the atrium a public forum where the people of Dresden can appear before their fellow Dresdeners and visitors from all over the world. This creates a vibrant setting for unrestricted exchange at the heart of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

Especially for Dresden Tino Sehgal has given a new interpretation to the work “Those Associations”, which he developed in 2012 for London's Tate Modern. From 5 July to 14 August, up to 40 actors will occupy the atrium of the Albertinum, filling the space with choreographed movements ranging from swarm-like groups to individual isolation, filling the air with song and speech. Sehgal's actors are perfectly normal Dresdeners of different ages, different social milieus and backgrounds who forge a direct connection to Dresden with their personal stories and experiences. In an unpredictable interplay between the actors and visitors, there are moments of utterly spontaneous personal, human interaction. All that counts is direct meetings on an equal footing, always with an uncertain result. All that remains is “These Associations”: the links that might form between the actors, the visitors, the place and the stories.

Tino Sehgal (born in 1976 in London) studied political economy and choreography in Berlin and Essen. For more than 15 years he has been staging his works around the world at art biennales and well-known museums such as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2016), the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2015), the Tate Modern in London (2012), the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2010), Kunsthaus Zürich (2009) or the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (2007).

In 2005, Tino Sehgal played the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale with Thomas Scheibitz; in 2012 he appeared at Documenta 13. In 2013 he was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist for his second Biennale piece.

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