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Hold Still The Photographic Performance
May 12 - July 29, 2018
Hold Still The Photographic Performance

Art Gallery of New South Wales »

Tel: +61 2 9225 1700

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Description

Hold still deconstructs the gestures we habitually adopt while looking into a lens and proposes that the instant of capture is itself a performance. Attentive to the way the camera serves as a silent choreographer – dictating our movements – the exhibition presents incisive commentary about the way photography pervades contemporary life. Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, it features artists who exploit and exaggerate the posture (or imposture) of the portrait sitter, including works by Taryn Simon, Darren Sylvester, Anne Ferran, Cherine Fahd, Max Dupain and Harold Cazneaux alongside those produced by commercial photographers in the late 19th century.