29 November 2015, 3pm

      Tino Sehgal: Live Art at the Museum

      Frédérique Bergholtz, Beatrix Ruf, and Catherine Wood
      Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    2. In conjunction with A Year At The Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal, the Public Program Department of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents the second and last forum developed in collaboration with the artist for the project. The invited speakers—Beatrix Ruf, Director, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance), Tate Modern, London; and Frédérique Bergholtz, Director, If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam—have worked with Sehgal or have a distinct practice and experience with live art.

      After almost a year of live works at the museum, the roundtable discussion will examine the resonance of Sehgal’s project in the museum and address its experimental form as a new standard for the dynamic interplay between “static” presentations of a collection and interventions with experimental live and time-based art forms. The discussion will consider this in light of the fact, that since the 1960s, different generations of artists have presented live art at the Stedelijk, and have inspired different approaches towards curating and collecting art. These subjects—collecting, curating, changing attitudes—form the backbone of the conversation, with Sehgal’s work Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things (2000), acquired by the Stedelijk in 2005, forming a leading example.

      This Public Program is presented in conjunction with the project A Year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal, and is a collaboration between the Stedelijk Museum’s Exhibition Department (Beatrix Ruf, director; Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, curator) and Public Program Department (Britte Sloothaak, assistant curator).

      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution