I asked them, “Is it art?”
“Sure,” they said.
“But there are no pictures, no sculptures.” I pointed out.
My youngest responded “Yeah, but it’s like spiritual. Not like that stuff.”
Tino Sehgal (b. 1976, London) constructs situations that defy the traditional context of museum and gallery environments, focusing on the fleeting gestures and social subtleties of lived experience rather than on material objects. We think he is one of the greatest artists of the moment. At the moment his work is being shown at Guggenheim. This great article shows kids really understand the work.