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Why Dance in a Museum? How Art Became Active Ep 1 of 5

Five episodes introducing the art of performance

We might think of performance art as something completely different to what's usually shown in museums. We're used to museums and galleries (like us) collecting and showing objects. However more and more, we're showcasing performances that are live and ephemeral. They happen and then they are gone.

In this series, we invited art historian Jacky Klein to take a close look at five different ways in which performance is found inside, and sometimes outside, the museum in the hope it feels a little more familiar next time you encounter it.

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Can My Body be Art? How Art Became Active Ep 2 of 5

Five episodes introducing the art of performance

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Performance art

Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous ...

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