This latest exhibition to open at Tate Modern, concentrates on how photography is used to capture performance – but is it as effective as its subject matter?
Love London Love Culture: ” Deeply fascinating and engaging.”
The Guardian: **** Adrian Searle wrote: “There is a great deal of humour and inadvertently stupid self-aggrandisement in Performing for the Camera, but there is also much that is poignant, touching, confrontational, painful and joyful.”
The Telegraph: *** Mark Hudson commented: “While it struggles to find an overarching message, it’s the strength and detail in these often obscure stories that keep us absorbed.”
Evening Standard: **** Ben Luke said: “It’s not an immediately hard-hitting show, but it succeeds in enriching our understanding of both the disciplines it reflects.”
Art Net News: Lorena Munoz-Alonso found: “It’s beautiful, thought-provoking, funny, and life affirming.”
Time Out: *** Matt Breen thought: “As we move from room to room, and one theme cross-fades into another – gesture, politics, identity, self-promotion – the premise of the exhibition starts to buckle under the sheer weight of the work on display.”
Overall verdict: a great display with a sense of humour and attention to detail – but can become bogged down with the amount of work selected for the exhibition.
Performing for the Camera is on display to the public until the 12th June 2016.