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2001-02-15 until 2001-06-03
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
USA United States of America
With a selection of works from the Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection and the
Henry's permanent collection, Guest Curator Michael Van Horn examines the complex genre
of performance photography. An artist and photographer himself, Van Horn is also Curator of
the prestigious private Monsen Collection.
Performing Photography features a range of images of performances, from those staged
specifically for the camera to documentation of public performance works.
On view is a work by Vito Acconci for which he shot a photograph each time he blinked his
eyes. Works by Tina Barney document, in the manner of straight photography, staged events
intended to simulate real life. Images from Dieter Appelt, Lewis deSoto, Gilbert & George, Ann
Hamilton, Zhang Huan, Anna Mendieta and Cindy Sherman are also included in the exhibition.
Untitled Film Still #3, 1977.
Gelatin silver print.
6 x 9
Henry Art Gallery, Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection,
gift of Joseph and Elaine Monsen and
The Boeing Company. Photo: Richard Nicol.