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Of Poses and Selfies

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With over 50 seminal photographers on display, “Performing for the Camera” explores the relationship between photography and performance. Tate London, until 12 June, 2016.

The exhibition “Performing for the Camera” 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.
 
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.

Please find more information at the Tate Museum

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