14 Nov-1 April. The Tate Modern evaluates how the rise of performance art in the latter half of the 20th century pushed the medium of painting to its limits.
The exhibition uses key paintings by Jackson Pollock and David Hockney to examine both gestural and theatrical approaches to canvas, contrasting painting with performance.
The departure from traditional into experimental saw artists such as the Vienna Actionists using their bodies to make paintings, while others such as photographer Cindy Sherman and conceptual artist Bruce Nauman disguised and transformed their identites in the name of art.
The exhibition also screens archive documentary footage in relation to Pollock and Hockney.