London Agenda: Rishin Singh @ Nahmad Projects

Wednesday 22 June, 12:00-18:00

Nahmad Projects
2 Cork Street
London W1S 3LB

Sound artist and performer Rishin Singh is one of the thirty artists participating in the debut of Nahmad Projects in Mayfair with the exhibition I am NOT Tino Sehgal, featuring a different performance each day over the duration of the show.


Rishin Singh at Nahmad Projects

Rishin Singh at Nahmad Projects


The idea to create a project inspired by the work of German artist Tino Sehgal has been on my mind for quite a while, even though Tino Sehgal himself is not involved in the exhibition. I am reflecting on a century of contemporary art that began in 1917 with Duchamp’s Fountain and unravelled until now with a continuous debate about the art object and its absence or disappearance. Tino Sehgal’s practice questions many issues related to our contemporary relationship with art, image production and distribution, with the market and with the mere exchange of commodities through different means, both symbolic and monetary.

Tino Sehgal was revolutionary in dematerialising art, making us reflect on what art is, who creates it, and who owns it. This exhibition aims to take these ideas even further. I feel that to test the concept of I am NOT tino sehgal in a gallery with a name associated with the market could be a very interesting exercise to see if experiments are still allowed in today’s art world and artistic production. My idea here is to investigate through the work of other artists whether a practice like this can still respond to the criteria of art production, exhibition and distribution. If Tino Sehgal’s works are ‘constructed situations’, I am NOT tino sehgal will be an exercise in deconstructing this idea and see where it ends up, if anywhere at all. Our project should be perceived as an homage to one of the most radical artists of our time. We aim to raise questions and hopefully to also produce some fun.

– words by Francesco Bonami, curator


Rishin Singh: Numbers Descending
I am NOT tino sehgal
Nahmad Projects
Free, no booking required


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