17.11.11 – 20.11.11
Dar Al Nadwa, Heritage Area, Heart of Sharjah
Organised by the Goethe-Institut, the work This Situation by Tino Sehgal will be shown in cooperation with the Sharjah Art Foundation in the UAE as part of a broader tour that includes Southeast Europe, Iran and India. The tour will culminate in Tino Sehgal’s solo exhibition at the Tate Modern in London in July 2012. The German-British artist won international recognition with his installation in the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and with exhibitions in major venues like the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
This Situation (2007) confronts the visitor with a free-ranging discussion on philosophical issues. Tino Sehgal views this work as a playful salon that not only draws upon 450 years of intellectual history but also uses body postures to allude to famous works of art. As a discursive work travelling through different countries and cultures This Situation is becoming a sight for cross-cultural exchange through integrating local participants and visitors. In Sharjah, This Situation will be presented at Dar Al Nadwa, Heritage Area, by a team of local and visiting participants from November 17 to 20, 2011 from 4pm to 8pm and on November 19, 2011 from 2pm to 6pm.