A timely exhibition exploring the relationship between photography and performance.

Since the invention of photographic methods in the 19th century, the captured image has been an important way of documenting otherwise transient artistic and theatrical performances. Yet the process of being photographed can also be considered as a type of performance in its own right; posing for the camera has become a way of constructing our own self-identity.

This exhibition features a mix of both documentary images that commit performances by the likes Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama and Merce Cunnigham to record, and those in which the picture has become an arena within which to act.

Featured artists include Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Merce Cunningham, Charles Ray, Boris Mikhailov and Erwin Wurm.

Tate Modern

Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

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