10 Modern Art Terms Everyone Should Know Dara Birnbaum, Technology/Transformation: WonderWoman, 1978-9

Performance Art

Type: Genre

Performance art is a type of artistic expression where the artist or other living being become the subject, usually performing a series of actions meaning to call attention to social issues, make political statements, and shock. Performance art originated from Neo-Dadism and matured in the 1960s to the art form we know it as today.

(p. 111 in ...Isms: Understanding Modern Art)

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