Performing for the Camera [group show]
Tate Modern, London
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 todays 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.