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performance art Syllabification: per·for·mance art
Pronunciation: /pərˈfôrməns ärt/

Definition of performance art in English:


An art form that combines visual art with dramatic performance.
Example sentences
  • Sometimes Asian performance art and body art converge with developments in the West.
  • However, in Tbilisi, performance art and dramatic art are alive and rich.
  • Indeed, it would be hard to decode his work without some experience or knowledge of performance art and conceptual art practices.


performance artist
Example sentences
  • She is an art critic, art historian, and performance artist.
  • He has worked as a painter, draftsman, photographer, muralist, sculptor and performance artist.
  • She is a sculptor who makes feature films, a performance artist who constructs elaborate mechanised contraptions, a poet who straps on surreal extensions to the human body.
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