Tino Sehgal’s Kiss

This account of Sehgal’s Kiss at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds appeared on guardian.com: Photograph: Corbis A man and woman walk briskly past a fully clothed couple who are engaged in foreplay on the pavement outside the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, despite the freezing cold. “That’s unusual,” the woman says. “Don’t they have motels here? What do you think it’s about?” the man replies. This is Kiss, a live project by the artist Tino Sehgal, first staged in Nantes in 2002 and now taking over Leeds city centre. The public’s perplexed reactions as they stumble across Kiss are … Continue reading Tino Sehgal’s Kiss

Maria Nordman

This essay, written in response to Maria Nordman’s ‘Fluiens Circulus’, part of The Event Sculpture series, appeared on the Henry Moore Institute website: The Henry Moore Institute on Leeds Headrow. Photo: David Cotton With Maria Nordman’s ‘Fluiens Circulus’ The Event Sculpture could be said to be at its zenith. The fifth of nine events making up the series, Nordman’s highly idiosyncratic contribution marks the midpoint of The Event Sculpture. Unlike the previous four events, Nordman’s is staged inside the Henry Moore Institute. Three of Nordman’s ‘Standing Pictures’ – slender boxes fitted with sliding glass panels that visitors can pull out … Continue reading Maria Nordman