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
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PERFORMANCE ART Defined for English Language Learners
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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