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Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum Plans Yearlong Tino Sehgal Survey

The Stedelijk.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

The Stedelijk.

COURTESY WIKIMEDIA 

Beatrix Ruf, the new director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, is beginning her tenure there with a nice flourish, announcing today that the museum will stage a 12-month survey of artist Tino Sehgal’s live artworks, with one piece being presented each month.

From the release:

The survey will build up in intensity, starting in January with a subtle intervention in the heart of the museum’s permanent collection: Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things. In this work, which is owned by the Stedelijk, a human figure lying on the floor fluidly moves through a number of positions of the human body in reference to works of Bruce Nauman and Dan Graham.

In the months after January, the scale of the works will gradually increase, culminating in the summer in ‘situations’ involving a larger number of participants. As summer turns to fall, the works return to a smaller scale, ending in December.

Sounds like it will be a pretty wonderful show, though it’s sort of a bummer for anyone who can’t make it to Amsterdam a dozen times next year. If you’re a local, though, this seems like a good excuse to pay a monthly visit to the Stedelijk.

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