Jessica Morgan on Tino Sehgal
Jessica Morgan, Daskalopoulos Curator of International Art, Tate Modern, discusses the context for Tino Sehgal’s work and its relation to the museum or institution. She will address the making of his work and the process that enables its production, with special focus on This is so contemporary and These associations, which she curated in the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern.
The internationally renowned curator and writer joined the Tate Modern in 2002 as Curator, Contemporary Art, and in 2010, was appointed Daskalopoulos Curator, International Art, where her focus has been on acquisitions of contemporary and emerging international art, specifically non-western regions, which are central to Tate’s commitment to broadening the geographical scope of the collection. Exhibitions she has curated include Gabriel Orozco (2011), John Baldessari (2009), The world as a stage (2007), Martin Kippenberger (2006), Time zones (2004), Common wealth (2003) and three prestigious Unilever commissions.
Jessica Morgan came to the Tate from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston where she was Chief Curator. She has published and lectured extensively on contemporary art and is a regular contributor to art journals including Parkett and Artforum. She holds an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and a BA and MA in Art History from Cambridge University. She was a Mellon Fellow at the Yale Centre for British Art, Yale University and a Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow at The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.
Image: Jessica Morgan