The Jemaa-el-Fna square just before dusk.
RECREATING THE COLLECTIVE, EXCHANGING, THE ART OF SHARING
Tino Sehgal’s ‘halqa’ appears as an organic body in constant mutation, fully integrated within its environment. A veiled woman comes face to face with the artist to exchange a mystical gesture, teenagers experiment with hip-hop battles, masters of other halqas on the square pass by to bless that of Tino Sehgal… The artist offers a journey through time, like one we rarely see. A fusion of traditional Moroccan tradition with western modernity, classical choreography and street dance, an elder dressed in traditional garb and young girls in skirts. The artist has succeeded in recreating an ephemeral collective, just for a day, a night a month. A veritable communion of senses, emotions and sensations...
Place Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakech, from May 13th to June 5th, 11.00 to nightfall (except Mondays)
Tino Sehgal is represented by the Galerie Marian Goodman.
By Thibaut Wychowanok