Simple Definition of performance art
: a type of art that is created in front of or presented to an audience by the artist
Full Definition of performance art
: 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
First Known Use of performance art
Learn More about performance art
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "performance art"
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