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Performing for the camera /

Contributor(s): Publisher: London : Tate Publishing, 2016Copyright date: c2016Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cmISBN:
  • 9781849764001
  • 184976400X
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • TR 646 PER
Contents:
Performing for the camera / Simon Baker -- Documenting performance -- Staging/collaboration -- Photographic actions -- Performing icons -- Public relations -- Self/portrait -- Performing real life -- Between you and me: photographs of performance by Shunk-Kender 1960-1977 -- Fiontán Moran -- Original sin: performance, photography and self-knowledge -- Johan Westerman.
Summary: Performing for the camera' examines how the photograph has both documented and developed our understanding of performance since the invention of the photographic medium. It engages with both the serious business of art and performance and the humour and improvisation of posing for the camera. Featuring many of the most compelling and experimental photographers in history, it explores the works by artists such as Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Nadar, Merce Cunningham, Charles Ray, Boris Mikhailov, Samuel Fosso, Cindy Sherman, Keith Arnatt and Masahisa Fukase. Edited by curator Simon Baker, this book provides fresh insight into the inter-relationship between performance and photography. With over 300 illustrations, this is the definitive publication on two of the most popular and intriguing art forms of our time.
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition Performing for the Camera, held at Tate Modern, London, February 18-June 12, 2016.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-239).

Performing for the camera / Simon Baker -- Documenting performance -- Staging/collaboration -- Photographic actions -- Performing icons -- Public relations -- Self/portrait -- Performing real life -- Between you and me: photographs of performance by Shunk-Kender 1960-1977 -- Fiontán Moran -- Original sin: performance, photography and self-knowledge -- Johan Westerman.

Performing for the camera' examines how the photograph has both documented and developed our understanding of performance since the invention of the photographic medium. It engages with both the serious business of art and performance and the humour and improvisation of posing for the camera. Featuring many of the most compelling and experimental photographers in history, it explores the works by artists such as Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Nadar, Merce Cunningham, Charles Ray, Boris Mikhailov, Samuel Fosso, Cindy Sherman, Keith Arnatt and Masahisa Fukase. Edited by curator Simon Baker, this book provides fresh insight into the inter-relationship between performance and photography. With over 300 illustrations, this is the definitive publication on two of the most popular and intriguing art forms of our time.

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