A singular creation born from a site-specific act
Kyoto Experiment and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels have launched a collaborative project. For the project’s first year, globally acclaimed artist Tino Sehgal’s This You (premiered in 2006) will be presented for the first time in Japan. (Held in parallel to this live work, a video-dance screening and symposium will unpack the origins and legacies of postmodern dance.)
Rather than taking the form of objects, like paintings or sculptures, Sehgal’s work involves giving instructions to participants who enact these for visitors to create an experience. Sehgal’s works are not documented through photographs or video, and so can only be experienced in person.
This You takes place in the Japanese garden of the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art. A singer interacts one-on-one with visitors, creating an ephemeral and memorable experience while translating what others see in a candid and intimate way.
10.1 (Sat)-10.23 (Sun) 10:00-18:00
Closed on Mondays, except 10.10
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Held in parallel to Tino Sehgal's This You, a number of dance video screenings and talks will unpack the origins and legacies of postmodern dance.
① Forever Postmodern Dance
Date: 10.2 (Sun)
② Postmodern Dance and Visual Arts
Date: 10.21 (Fri)
Related Events Venue: Lecture Room, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Admission free, limited capacity
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Born in 1976 in London and based in Berlin, Sehgal creates installations known as “constructed situations.” He studied political economy in Berlin and pursued dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. Sehgal is known for artworks composed exclusively using the human body, voice, and social interaction. His artistic practice focuses on the fleeting gestures and subtleties of social encounters, with participation and open exchange as the subjects of value, rather than material objects. He has had solo exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum (New York, 2010), Tate Modern (London, 2012), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2016) and Blenheim Park & Gardens (Oxford, 2021) among others.
Artist: Tino Sehgal
Interpreters: Reina Takabatake, Seira Nakanishi, Mikiko Nomura, Hanako Hayakawa
Producers: Cora Gianolla, Hanako Hayakawa
Coordinators: Haruna Hirano, Naho Fujimura
Curatorial Cooperation: Katsura Kunieda (Associate Curator, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art)
Related Events Curated by Nanako Nakajima (Dance Researcher and Dramaturge)
Special acknowledgement to Serge Laurent (Van Cleef & Arpels' Director of Dance & Culture Programs)
Co-presented by Kyoto Experiment and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
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