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Modes of Performance

Performance is present in many – maybe even all – artworks in some way, given that making is itself a performance. Here are three performative works I’ve liked recently:

Jimmy De Sana, born 1949 Marker Cones, 1982 Medium C-print on paper © Courtesy of Wilkinson Gallery, London and The Estate of Jimmy De Sana

Performing for the Camera

The exhibition ‘Performing for the Camera’ at Tate Modern boasts many artistic names, including Yves Klein, Ai Weiwei, Francesca Woodman, Cindy Sherman and Erwin Wurm. However, the show is not simply a collection of famous works and artists. The way in which the exhibition is curated sensitively displays both well-known and unfamiliar works.

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