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performing for the camera

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picnic still, 2010 C-print 50 X 34 Cm © pepe smit/ witzenhausen gallery
performing for the camera

51 East 10th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
February 4th, 2012 - May 19th, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
480.965.2787
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue 11-8; Wed-Sat 11-5 (Closes 5 p.m. daily May-August)
TAGS:  
staged photography photography, modern
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

Performing for the Camera presents 50 photographs by artists who use performance as a central part of their process. With elaborate costumes and masquerades, large groups of people, theatrical settings, serial images and cinematic framing, the artists create photographs that are often ambiguous, dreamlike, uncanny or campy. These works blur fact and fiction by staging images for a medium associated with truth -- teasing and inspiring us to complete the story for ourselves.