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Tino Sehgal: Getting conceptual at the Guggenheim.

(Image by _Robert_C_)

In early January WNYC put out a call to listeners to have someone join me at the press preview for the Tino Sehgal exhibit at the Guggenheim. The London-born Sehgal doesn’t show objects of any sort (he doesn’t even allow for the production of wall text, catalogues or certificates documenting his work). So, the idea was to have someone share in the experience and discuss what it was like on-air. More than 100 folks submitted comments (wow!). And super-smart Brooklyn-based painter Susanna Heller was chosen for the task. She was a willing and able partner-in-mischief. We had a total blast together. You can get the lowdown on our experience of Sehgal’s totally kooky ‘situation’ right here.

Thanks to everyone who submitted comments. The response was fantastic. And if you happen to live in New York – even if you give a rat’s ass about art: do not miss an opportunity to see the Guggenheim totally nekkid.

[P.S. Special thanks to the Gugg for somehow letting me get away with this.]

I’ll take you to the Guggenheim and we can get conceptual.

Guggenheim Museum. (Image courtesy of Ruud Raats.)

Hey Folks: I’m cooking up a little mischief over at WNYC. For the upcoming Tino Sehgal exhibit at the Guggenheim — which will consist entirely of “constructed situations” (a.k.a. performances) — we’re inviting one person to join me at the press preview on January 28th to take in the madness and then tell us what you think about it. It will no doubt be incredibly weird. Sign up at WNYC’s website by leaving a compelling, pithy comment on why it should be you.