Tino Sehgal: This Entry
7th July 2023 – 16th July 2023
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Tino Sehgal presents a playful exchange between different masters of their craft.
A new work by Tino Sehgal premieres at the National Football Museum and the Whitworth as part of MIF23.
Known for artworks composed using exclusively the human body, voice and social interaction, Tino has exhibited his work at the world’s biggest galleries – from New York’s Guggenheim to London’s Tate Modern, Paris’ Palais de Tok︎yo and Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun.
In This entry, Sehgal brings together a group of highly skilled people from very different fields—a footballer, violinist, cyclist and a singer/dancer. Made with the involvement of Juan Mata, This entry is conceived as a playful exchange that communicates across different worlds.
Tino Sehgal creates installations known as “constructed situations” – drawing on his studies in political economy in Berlin and dance at the Folk︎wang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. His work as an artist focuses on the gestures and subtleties of social encounters, valuing participation and interaction over material objects.
For MIF23, Tino connects the worlds of art and football through This entry, the first work in the The Trequartista – Art and Football United series which continues in the 2025 edition of Manchester International Festival. Co-Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Juan Mata, The Trequartista – Art and Football United teams artists with footballers, inviting them into creative play.
Also part of this season
The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions at HOME brings together theatre, dance and song for the ultimate anarchic bedtime story.
Economics the Blockbuster is a research and exhibition project, developed in collaboration with Alliance Manchester Business School and MIF.
SEEN Magazine and Manchester Museum shine a spotlight on the sounds of the South Asian diaspora for Manchester International Festival.
Lose yourself in the world premiere of Sonic Geography by John Luther Adams, played by pianist Ralph Van Raat.
Weaving personal tragedy with catastrophe at large, All right. Good night. is a meditation on loss and how to deal with uncertainty.
Known for Afro-futurist images that seem to defy gravity, Benji Reid invites us to watch him at play as he creates live photography in this genre-bending show.
Celebrate International Non-Binary People’s Day with 50 Hours of Freedom, a creative lock-in at Contact for MIF23