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performance art

noun

Simple Definition of performance art

  • : a type of art that is created in front of or presented to an audience by the artist

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of performance art

  1. :  a nontraditional art form often with political or topical themes that typically features a live presentation to an audience or onlookers (as on a street) and draws on such arts as acting, poetry, music, dance, or painting

performance artist

noun

1971

First Known Use of performance art

1971


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