Tino Sehgal’s solo show at the Guggenheim Museum is a highlight of New York’s art season; Walker visitors, of course, will be familiar with Sehgal’s “situations” from his untitled show here two years ago, which included five pieces. That exhibition, however, didn’t include The Kiss (2002), currently wowing New Yorkers in the Guggenheim’s rotunda, which has been totally emptied of art objects (this undoubtedly says something about museums and the recession … just not sure what that is yet).
Sehgal doesn’t allow official photos of his own work (which led the New York Times to use uncredited iPhone snaps in its review by Holland Cotter.) But folks at the Flavorwire culture blog were so inspired by The Kiss that they created a photo series “reinterpreting” it at several other museums around New York (including the photo here). Perhaps some amorous or otherwise inspired Twin Citians might to do the same on the Walker premises? Valentine’s Day is approaching, after all – so grab a partner (and maybe some chapstick), then upload your pictures to the Walker’s Flickr pool. For more on Sehgal, read the Times Magazine’s profile, which includes a fascinating account of how the Walker acquired for its collection the artist’s This Objective of That Object.