Performance art is an art form that combines visual art with actions performed by the artist or other participants.
Performance art, coined in the 1960s, encompasses a wide variety of live presentations by artists, such as actions, movements, gestures, and choreography. Performance art is typically live or recorded, and spontaneous or scripted.
Although the terms 'performance' and 'performance art' gained widespread recognition in the 1970s, the origins of performance in visual arts can be traced back to futurist shows and dada cabarets in the 1910s.
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The GOAT of performance art didn't get where she is today without risking her life a few times. Born 1946 in Belgrade, Serbia, this trailblazing artist has taken on some of the most extreme feats of endurance and vulnerability – including one of the weirdest break-ups you've ever heard.
Bridging the gap: how 50 years of hip-hop has changed the artworld
This is the story all about how hip-hop and art have propelled each other to global domination. From graffiti on the streets of the Bronx to record breaking auction results, hip-hop giants continue to make waves in the artworld.
Zhang Huan was born in 1965 in Anyang, China, and is now based in Shanghai.
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