Definition of performance art in English:

performance art

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noun

[mass noun]
  • An art form that combines visual art with dramatic performance: an early example of performance art
    More 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.

Derivatives

performance artist

noun
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  • 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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