performance art

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

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

performance artist

noun

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First Known Use of performance art

1971

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PERFORMANCE ART Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of performance art for English Language Learners

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


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