#MIF23: This Entry by Tino Sehgal

A new work by Tino Sehgal premieres at the National Football Museum and the Whitworth as part of MIF23.

Known for artworks composed using exclusively the human body, voice and social interaction, Tino has exhibited his work at the world’s biggest galleries – from New York’s Guggenheim to London’s Tate Modern , Paris’ Palais de Tok︎yo and Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun.

In This entry, Sehgal brings together a group of highly skilled people from very different fields—a footballer, violinist, cyclist and a singer/dancer. Made with the involvement of Juan Mata, This entry is conceived as a playful exchange that communicates across different worlds.

Tino Sehgal creates installations k︎nown as “constructed situations” – drawing on his studies in political economy in Berlin and dance at the Folk︎wang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. His work as an artist focuses on the gestures and subtleties of social encounters, valuing participation and interaction over material objects.

For MIF23, Tino connects the worlds of art and football through This entry, the first work in the The Trequartista – Art and Football United series which continues in the 2025 edition of Manchester International Festival. Co-Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Juan Mata, The Trequartista – Art and Football United teams artists with footballers, inviting them into creative play.

Production Information
Venue: National Football Museum
Dates: 29 June – 5 July
Times: 10 – 5pm

Venue: The Whitworth
Dates: 7 July – 16 July (not 10 July)
Times: 10 – 5pm

Tickets: Free entry

Commissioned by Factory International and Therme Art, with the support of Therme Group
Produced by Factory International for Manchester International Festival, in association with National Football Museum and the Whitworth, The University of Manchester.