Still image of Identity and Performativity - 6 parts

A collection of video recordings from the Tate Modern study day Identity and Performativity, which explores the various ways in which performance has been used in recent art, focusing on a range of media including photography, performance, installation, video art and painting.

In this collection of recordings for the study day, speakers discuss the relationship between performance and ‘performativity’, and the uses of portraiture, self-portraiture and ‘the face’ in contemporary practice. They also explore issues of gender and the construction of sexual identities in the work of contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Gilbert & George, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas. Speakers include Gill Perry, Gilda Williams, Gavin Butt and Lara Perry.