11.06 – 17-21h
12.06 – 14-18h (Protozone open until 20h)
13.06 – 14-17h (Protozone open until 18h)
“Would you rather feel too busy or not busy enough?”
Tino Sehgal, Ann Lee (2011) with Lilya Barnard & Solia Nahmani
Pierre Huyghe, Two Minutes Out of Time (2000)
Ann Lee appears. Slowly moving her limbs with a wondrous, inquisitive look in her eyes as she discovers the world for the first time.
This constructed situation by Tino Sehgal, which directly refers to the title of the Protozone, is an existing work from 2011 that will be put in dialogue with the video, Two Minutes Out of Time by Pierre Huyghe, featuring a monologue, delivered by the cartoon character, on her condition as a “virtual” image.
Bringing the character both virtually and physically to life in the space, Ann Lee invokes the Protozone. This celebrated work from a time before COVID-19, will resonate as a voice from the past, a reckoning, perhaps, with the present moment.
Tino Sehgal (London, 1976) studied economics and dance. In 2005, he represented Germany at the Venice Biennale. The Guggenheim, Tate Modern, and dOCUMENTA (13) have also presented solo shows of his work. In 2013, he was awarded the Golden Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale. The art of Tino Sehgal is immaterial; it takes shape in the moment in which the spectator encounters it. Since 2000, he has been constructing live situations in which performers enter into contact with the visitors and spectators by way of movements, conversations, or song, inviting them to influence the structure of the work.
Pierre Huyghe (born in 1962, Paris) lives and works in New York. His work is internationally known and presented in various exhibitions around the world. Huyghe has received a number of awards, including the Nasher Sculpture Prize (2017); Kurt Schwitters Prize (2015); Roswitha Haftmann Award (2013), the Smithsonian Museum’s Contemporary Artist Award (2010), the Hugo Boss Prize, Guggenheim Museum (2002), the Special Award from the Jury of the Venice Biennale (2001), and a DAAD in Berlin (1999-2000). Most recently, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Okayama Art Summit 2019.