Tino Sehgal

This is competition (P10)

In 2003, Frieze invited The Wrong Gallery (a no-profit exhibition space in New York founded by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, and Ali Subotnick) to participate in the inaugural edition of the Frieze Fair in London. The Wrong Gallery invited then-emerging artist Tino Sehgal to conceive of a new work for their fair booth. Sehgal’s piece, This is right (2003), features a young boy and girl enacting and explaining several of Sehgal’s works. Over 15 years later, Subotnick invited Sehgal to participate in the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles. Sehgal proposed a similar situation, This is competition—originally conceived for an art fair—which features representatives from two of the artist’s galleries, alternating words as they explain and enact his works, forcing the dealers to cooperate as they compete to sell the artist’s work.

Tino Sehgal (b.1976, London) lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark; (2018); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; (2018); Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland (2017); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco (2016); the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015); Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2014); Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal (2013); The Ullens Center, Beijing (2013); Tate Turbine Hall, London (2012); and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010). His constructed situations have been included in numerous group exhibitions including Prelude, The Shed, New York (2018); Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); The Language of Things, Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York (2016); Twelfth Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2015); H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS, Park Avenue Armory, New York (2015); 13 Rooms, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney, Australia (2013); Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Manchester International Festival, Mayfield Depot, Manchester (2013); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); and the 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012) amongst many others.

Presented with Marian Goodman Gallery, Jan Mot and Esther Schipper. Additional support provided by Goethe-Institut