Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Conceptual based art
Tino Sehgal is a conceptual artist that likes to do art based on people's performances with the environment. Sometimes, the viewer is also a part of the art without knowing that they are. Here, this piece pf art is called Kiss 2004, a performance based art at the Guggenheim museum. The 2 kissers did that for longer than an hour straight. An article about Tino states, "Tino Sehgal specializes in “situations”. A student of dance and political economics, Sehgal enlists performers (some professional, some not) to participate in events that actively set out to involve the viewer."(mnaves.wordpress.com) I think this type of art should be equated to onstage productions- just that they are off stage and injected into real-life situations. It is pretty cool and it makes viewers remember it more.