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Performing for the Camera

Tate Modern, London, England
18 February 2016 - 12 June 2016
  • Performing for the Camera
    View of the exhibition "Performing for the Camera", Tate Modern, 2016
  • Performing for the Camera
    View of the exhibition "Performing for the Camera", Tate Modern, 2016
  • Performing for the Camera
    View of the exhibition "Performing for the Camera", Tate Modern, 2016
  • Performing for the Camera
    View of the exhibition "Performing for the Camera", Tate Modern, 2016
"Performing for the Camera" includes over 500 images, including vintage prints, large scale works, marketing posters and Instagrammed photos. It shows how photographs have captured performances by important artists including Yves Klein and Yayoi Kusama, and ground-breaking collaborations between photographers, performers and dancers. It looks at how artists including Francesca Woodman, Erwin Wurm and others have used photography as a stage on which to perform, and how figures from Cindy Sherman and Hannah Wilke to Marcel Duchamp and Samuel Fosso have used photography to explore identity.


Curator: Simon Baker
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