Performing for the Camera: Tate Modern

18 February - 12 June 2016 External

Group exhibition 

Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom


Serious performance art, portraiture, or simply posing for a photograph… what does 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, right up to today’s trend for selfies. 

This exhibition explores the relationship between the two forms, looking at how performance artists use photography and how photography is in itself a performance.