Performing for the Camera – First Look

Photography has been used to capture performances since its invention – from the stars of the Victorian stage to the art happenings of the 1960s, and today’s trend for selfies. Find out more:

In this film curator Simon Baker looks at the work of Yves Klein, Lee Friedlander, Eikoh Hosoe and Amalia Ulman.

From marketing and self-promotion, to the investigation of gender and identity, to experiments with the self-portrait, Performing for the Camera brings together over 500 images shown in series, including vintage prints, large scale works, marketing posters and artists working with Instagram. It is a wide-ranging exploration of how performance artists use photography and how photography is in itself a performance.

Performing for the Camera | Tate Modern: Exhibition | 18 February – 12 June 2016 –


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