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: http://goo.gl/57JdsF
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 – http://goo.gl/57JdsF