Performing for the Camera

Performing for the Camera

Performing for the Camera examines the relationship between photography and performance, from the invention of photography in the 19th century to the selfie culture of today. Bringing together over 500 images spanning 150 years, the exhibition engages with the serious business of art and performance, as well as the humour and improvisation of posing for the camera.

The exhibition begins by considering the documentation of important performance works such as Yves Klein’s Anthropometrie de l’epoque blue 1960, a live painting event using the bodies of naked women, as well as key 60s performances by Yayoi Kusama, Marta Minujín and Niki de Saint Phalle. Drawing on an extensive collection of images by Harry Shunk and János Kender, two of the most important photographers to have worked with performance, the exhibition features iconic images and many rarely seen studies, including those revealing how the photomontage of Yves Klein’s famous Leap into the Void 1960 was made.

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Meme Mary- Interview

Meme Mary- Interview

Meme Mary is an incredible artist, an artist who has taken her experience as a student at the RCA and pushed the boundaries to produce artwork that is pulsating with power.  We were honoured to show her work at FLUX.  Work that is impactful and evocative.  Meme’s art is often created on a large-scale with strong lines, with the figure being treated in an expressive manner.  Her smoothness of technique is combined with a boldness of form.  This method creates an emotional realism bursting from figurative abstraction.  The impact of Meme’s work is powerful, art that ensures you stop and linger on all the possibilities, art that makes you gaze upon the beauty of both the rugged and the raw, art that captivates the movement, the solitude, the sensuality of humanity.  Meme we are proud to support you and are excited to follow your artistic journey, you are without doubt a brilliant artist.  Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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