The Rise of the Lens

Film and photography were once considered poor cousins to painting and sculpture, but over the past decade, lens-based art has become a dominant force in the contemporary art scene. This talk acts to overview the history of art photography, and investigates how Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, Stan Douglas and Bill Viola, among others, have become among the most influential artists of their generation. Craig Burnett is a writer and Curator, Interpretation at Tate Modern. His book on photographer Jeff Wall is published by Tate.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

10.00 2.30pm

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