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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) seeks performers for upcoming exhibition 'Tino Sehgal'

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) seeks performers for upcoming exhibition 'Tino Sehgal'

Time: July 2, 2013 from 6am to 7am
Location: Beijing, China
Website or Map: http://ucca.org.cn/en/program…
Event Type: competition
Organized By: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2013

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) is recruiting 12 dance performers for the upcoming exhibition “Tino Sehgal”


1. Dancer with contemporary training

2. An interest in working with voice (project involves singing and amateur beatboxing)

3. Project takes place from September 25 – November 21

If we’ve piqued your interest and you’d like to participate in UCCA’s all-day workshop auditions on July 2nd and 3rd, please send your CV to tino@ucca.org.cn. Please wear tennis shoes and casual clothing to the audition.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Wang at 57800271.


Born in 1976, Tino Sehgal is an English-German artist famous for his “staged  situations” performance pieces. Sehgal uses immaterial forms to create situations and atmospheres. His primary medium is the people involved in his performances: their voices, language and movement as well as the participation of the audience. No other objects can be found in his works.

Sehgal received professional dance training from the Tanztheater Wuppertal. The artists works are realized within the space of different art institutions through oral communication, meticulous orchestration and audience participation. Early in the rehearsal phase of his creative process, Sehgal selects “interpreters” (performers) suitable for the work. Later he trains these performers, and during the exhibition, the artist takes a backstage role. The entire work plays out according to impromptu interactions between the interpreters and the audience based on Sehgal’s conceptual framework. The audience’s participation influences the interpreters’ performance, with different audiences prompting different reactions, such that every performance is a different work. What’s more, all forms of recording, including photography, video and writing, are forbidden.

Sehgal’s works have been exhibited in many important institutions, including London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Tate, the Palais de Tokyo, the Museum Ludwig, the Walker Art Center and others. In 2005, Sehgal represented Germany in their national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and he was a 2006 nominee for the Guggenheim Museum’s Hugo Boss Prize. In 2008, the Nicola Trussardi Foundation organized Sehgal’s first Italian solo exhibition in its Villa Reale. In 2013, Sehgal’s performance works earned him the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale.

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