Definition of performance art in English:

performance art


  • An art form that combines visual art with dramatic performance.

    • ‘She is known for her performative sculptures, video and performance art.’
    • ‘The Fringe festival is a great way to see what's hot, fresh and funky in theatre, comedy and performance art.’
    • ‘After all, how do you place performance art or conceptual art in a portfolio?’
    • ‘Sometimes Asian performance art and body art converge with developments in the West.’
    • ‘Puppets, patches, canvases, sculptures, and performance art are all created here.’
    • ‘I also became very informed about experimental art such as performance art.’
    • ‘Indeed, it would be hard to decode his work without some experience or knowledge of performance art and conceptual art practices.’
    • ‘Some artists bypass the market by using alternative forms, such as installation and performance art, which are not readily packaged for sale.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, the heart of the East Village scene was performance art.’
    • ‘However, in Tbilisi, performance art and dramatic art are alive and rich.’
    • ‘As with all good performance art, one felt less a spectator than a participant.’
    • ‘But its productions are less theatre and more a melange of performance art, music, video, and dance.’
    • ‘Comprising mainly performance art, more traditional dance did manage to squeeze a satin-clad foot in the door, but only just.’
    • ‘Thinking about it that way, it doesn't matter if she knows about performance art.’
    • ‘He almost seems to be proclaiming the failure of performance art.’
    • ‘It is part performance art, part percussive music, part art criticism, and definitely hilarious.’
    • ‘For the last decade, she has focused on solo dance and performance art.’
    • ‘Their work will embrace photography, sculpture, audio and video installations, performance art and painting.’
    • ‘The form is bizarre, like a cabaret circa 1962 crossed with sketch comedy and performance art.’
    • ‘This is essentially a three-dimensional cinema acknowledging sculpture and performance art.’


performance art

/pərˈfôrməns ärt/