Journal article

Reperformance Strategies for the Reiteration of Tino Sehgals This Is So Contemporary

Robert Lazarus

Verband der restauratoren Beitrage | Verband der restauratoren | Published : 2017


How can conservators support the circulation of artist Tino Sehgal’s constructed situations? This paper will consider a process modelled on the techniques that generate the work itself. The procedure is discussed around the need for conservators to act in alliance with the network of caretakers engaged by the artist as repositories to carry and transmit the work. Informed by research conducted into a recent acquisition of Sehgal’s work This Is So Contemporary (2005) and the caretaker who is contractually obliged to transfer future iterations, we will argue that the proposed model of conservation cannot endure based on the current collection culture and procedures of the museum which is shape..

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