Tino Sehgal, a British/German artist, based in Berlin, has been commissioned by the Tate Modern to be the next artist to make a piece for the Turbine Hall.
The piece will be unveiled on the 17th July this year. The exhibition to go with it will be entitled Tino Sehgal 2012 and will be part of the London 2012 Festival.
‘Sehgal has risen to prominence for his innovative works which consist purely of live encounters between people. Avoiding the production of any objects, he has pioneered a radical and yet entirely viewer-oriented approach to making art. His works respond to and engage with the gallery visitor directly, creating social situations through the use of conversation, dance, sound and movement, as well as philosophical and economic debate. Having trained in both political economics and choreography, the resulting works are renowned for their high levels of interaction, intimacy, and critical reflection on their environment.’