MOMA announces Staging Action Performance in Photography Since 1960

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010
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Fresh off of two fantastic photography exhibits at SFMoMA that we visited last month comes a new photography exhibit of note at NYC's MoMA, titled Staging Action Performance in Photography Since 1960. The 50 photos from the collection of MoMA in the exhibit focus upon the staging in the absence of a public audience.

As the MoMA fully explains, "Though performances are often intended to be experienced live, in real time, with photography playing an ancillary function in recording them, these works function as independent, expressive pictures, often staged in the absence of a public audience. At the center of these pictures is a performer (often the artist), posing or enacting an action conceived for the photographic lens."

Artist in Staging include Laurel Nakadate, Rong Rong, Ai WeiWei, Gilbert & George, Matthew Barney, Lee
Friedlander, and others you can see below.

Laurel Nakadate (above and below):



Ai Weiwei:



Gilbert & George:



Matthew Barney:



Lee Friedlander:



Robert Gober:



William Wegman:



Rong Rong:



William Pope.L:



Günter Brus:



Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960
January 28, 2011–May 9, 2011
The Robert and Joyce Menschel Photography Gallery, 3rd floor
Museum of Modern Art
New York, New York


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