Tino Sehgal's Exhibition of the Year
on 19 October 2013
By now, the name Tino Sehgal is ubiquitous through the art world and beyond. With an incredibly established resume for a 35-year-old artist, he's only continued to sky rocket upward through 2013 as winner of the Golden Lion. And with his current show—which opened 27 September at Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art—Sehgal has essentially delivered his own eternal stardom. His largest and most comprehensive Asian exhibition to date (and what critics are calling the must-see exhibition of the year) the show's premise is slightly difficult to elaborate on. Sehgal is known for his performance art installations, or interactive "constructed situations," but there are no pictures or videos to be found as recording devices are not allowed. Word so far is that the UCCA show is reminiscent of a religious experience, but you'll have to check it out yourself.