Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, ART ATTACK, from Body of Work © Efrat Mazor
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MART supports Tino Sehgal’s Kiss within the Tel Aviv Museum of Art's Imagine a Museum. This exhibition is based entirely on the living body: a short-term, object-less exhibition, the first of its kind in the Museum

In 2002, shortly after shifting his focus from dance to art, Tino Sehgal created Kiss: a choreography based on a series of hugs and kisses inspired by famous works from the history of art, such as those by Rodin, Munch, Klimt, Brâncuși, Koons. Over the past two decades, Kiss has been featured in many art spaces throughout the world, each time performed by local dancer couples, who each time demonstrated what Sehgal terms ‘constructed situations’: live encounters between viewers and ‘interpreters’, as Sehgal refers to the dancers.

Featuring the work in TAMA’s foyer enables an encounter not only between dancers and audience but also between two contemporary classics: the Museum’s iconic architectural space and a work of art that has redefined the way in which art can be present in a museum.
Tino Sehgal was born in 1976 in London; he lives and works in Berlin. He is one of the world’s leading live art artists, and one of prominent figures responsible for the entry of the living body into museums in the 21st century.

Participants in the exhibition:
Nelly Agassi  Nir Amit  Or Ashkenazi  Bat Sheva Dance Company  Beit Avi Chai  Gaga - Ofri Cnaani  Creatures of Dance: Yali Nativ & Iris Lana  Noam Holdengreber  Tamar Katz  Alit Kreiz  Dalia Kreid  Tami Lebovitz and the Youth Ensemble  Mor Leedor  Public Movement  Gal Nissim  Ariel Reichman  Tai Rona  Dana Ruttenberg  Michal Samama  Tino Sehgal  Noa Shadur  Shamans of Sound  Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor  Idit Suslik  Merav Svirsky  Vacuum Service  Yasmeen Godder Company  Sharon Zuckerman Weiser

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of:
Tel Aviv Municipality – Digitel; YBOX; MART Foundation; Ann and Ari Resenblatt; The Art Library in Memory of Meir Arison donated by the Ted Arison Family Foundation; Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts; Outset Contemporary Art Fund; Emma and Philippe Cohen; Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv; Israel Ministry of Culture and Sports; and The Choreographers’ Association

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