Performing for the Camera

Performing for the Camera


By Simon Baker et al


Add to cart options

Product Actions

Add to wishlist
Product added to wishlist
Item code: 17239
missing Image

Additional Information

Item details
Serious performance art, portraiture, or simply just posing. 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, and today’s trend for selfies.

This lavishly illustrated publication offers an essential survey of the unique relationship between photography and performance, engaging with serious, provocative and sensational subjects, as well as humour, improvisation and irony. It shows how photographs have captured performances by important artists including Yves Klein and Yayoi Kusama, as well as highlighting ground- breaking collaborations between photographers, performers and dancers. Exploring how artists such as Francesca Woodman and Erwin Wurm have used photography as a stage on which to perform, it also reveals how figures from Cindy Sherman and Hannah Wilke to Marcel Duchamp and Samuel Fosso have utilised the camera to consider questions of identity.

From marketing and self-promotion to the investigation of gender and self-portraiture, Performing for the Camera brings together over 300 images by more than sixty international artists. Vintage prints, large-scale works and series, marketing posters and instagram images all contribute to a wide-ranging exploration of how performance artists use photography and how photography can itself be a form of performance.
Item details
  • Exhibition Performing for the Camera
  • Dimensions 26.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Author Simon Baker and Fiontán Moran
  • Height 265 mm
  • ISBN 9781849764001
  • Paperback Yes
  • Number of illustrations 300
  • Publisher Tate publishing
  • Language en
  • No of pages 240pp

Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 3-5 working days

Europe – 5-7 working days

Rest of world – 7-10 working days

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £50. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £50:

UK – £3.60 per order

Europe – £12 per order

Rest of world – £28 per order

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 30 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints and pierced earrings.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.00–17.30).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.