For the inauguration of the gallery on June 9th, Tomàs Diafas invited visitors to whisper into his ear what they’d like to change about their lives in one word. Then before the assembled crowd the Greek artist cried out all of the responses… provoking laughter and occasional embarrassment.
"TINO SEHGAL'S SITUATIONS COST BETWEEN 100,000 AND 200,000 DOLLARS. BUT HERE THERE IS NOTHING FOR SALE." Tommaso Calabro
But not all of Tino Sehgal’s strictly imposed rules are followed at Nahmad Projects. "We allow the public to take photographs," Tommaso Calabro confirms. "But unlike Tino Sehgal whose situations sell for 100 to 200,000 dollars, our performances are not for sale. We just gave the artists £1000 for their expenses." This obviously won't be the case for every project…
At the inauguration of the gallery on June 9th, Tomas Diafas invited visitors to whisper in his ear what they would like to change in their lives in just one word. Then before the assembled crowd the Greek artist cried out all of the responses, provoking laughter with some of the whispered words… "Work" ((too much!) featured several times), "girlfriend", "dog" or "philosophy".
“I’d also suggested another idea,” laughs Francesco Bonami, "I thought it would be very funny if Joseph, as a member of such a great family of collectors and dealers, bought the entire collection of Tino Sehgal and stored it in a warehouse. That would have been an amusing way to push the logic of Tino Sehgal's oeuvre to an absurd conclusion."
I am NOT tino sehgal at the Nahmad Projects gallery in London, on until July 20th
>> Discover Tino Sehgal’s intervention on the Jemma el-Fna square in Marrakech.
By Thibaut Wychowanok