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Carolee Schneemann and Stuart Brisley in "Performing for the Camera" at Tate Modern

January 20, 2016

Hales Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of Carolee Schneemann and Stuart Brisley in the upcoming Tate Modern Performing for the Camera Exhibition. 

 

Serious performance art, portraiture, or just simply posing for the camera? What does is it mean to perform for the camera? 

 

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. 

 

With over 50 seminal photographers on display, the exhibition explores the relationship between photography and performance, engaging with serious, provocative and sensational topics, as well as humour, improvisation and irony. It shows how photographs have captured performances by important artists, and ground-breaking collaborations between photographers, performers and dancers. It looks at how artists have used photography as a stage on which to perform, and how photography has been used 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.

 

Performing for the Camera

Tate Modern: The Eyal Ofer Galleries

18th February - 12th June 2016

Bankside

London, SE1 9TG

£16/£14

 

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