Tino Sehgal: This You

September 1, 2018 – October 14, 2018

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Plaza and Sculpture Garden Floor Plan

The Hirshhorn features a work by acclaimed contemporary artist Tino Sehgal. This You—the first exclusively live work acquired for the Museum’s permanent collection in its forty-four-year history—features a a solo female singer who connects with visitors to produce intimate and memorable experiences. Expanding on the work of Conceptual artists, Sehgal employs the body, voice, and movement to create his works rather than traditional art materials.

This outdoor piece by Seghal occurs on the Hirshhorn’s Plaza and in the Sculpture Garden. Created in part as a response to the over-proliferation of objects, these intimate encounters will leave behind only personal memories. Referred to as “constructed situations” by the artist, they will not be documented through recordings, photographs, or videos but remain ephemeral.