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18 Feb 2016 - 12 Jun 2016

Ivars Gravlejs at Tate Modern

Works by Latvian photographer based in Prague Ivan Gravlejs will be on display at Tate Modern's new exhibition “Performing for the Camera”. The exhibition explores the relationship between photography and performance, engaging with serious, provocative and sensational topics, as well as humour, improvisation and irony. A wide-ranging exploration of how performance artists use photography and how photography is in itself a performance.

Ivars Gravlejs, born in Riga, Latvia in 1979, is a photographer and contemporary artist residing in Prague and working at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno, Czech Republic. After a childhood in Latvia, Gravlejs was educated at FAMU, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, from 2000 to 2007, studying Still Photography. His work has been displayed across Europe, with solo exhibitions including: Prague-based work such as 'A glass of champagne' in 2015, 'THERE WILL BE DICKS!' in 2014, and being featured in the 4th Biennale in 2011; 'Who's Next' in Moscow in 2013; and his 'Early Works' shown in Bratislava in 2010.

Publication – Early Works, 2015 by MACK

Website http://ivarsgravlejs.com/

Performing for the Camera
18 February - 12 June 2016
10.00–18.00, Sunday – Thursday
10.00–22.00, Friday – Saturday
Opening Reception and Private View on Tuesday 16 February at 19.00

Book online

Ivars Gravlejs
Early Works
"Scream and Flash", b&w photographs, 1995
During the process of unofficial inauguration of newcomers in the gymnasium, I was hiding in the cellar's room in the total darkness. It was the last room of the procedure. I waited for the signal and when the door opened I screamed into the dark and with the flashlight photographed the person in-front of me.



Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG


From: 18 Feb 2016
To: 12 Jun 2016


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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