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Diaspora

Diaspora is a term used to describe movements in population from one country to another and is often cited in discussions about identity

Surrealism

A twentieth-century literary, philosophical and artistic movement that explored the workings of the mind, championing the irrational, the poetic and the revolutionary

Land art

Land art or earth art is art that is made directly in the landscape, sculpting the land itself into earthworks or making structures in the landscape using natural materials such as rocks or twigs

Mail art

Mail art is a movement based on the principle of sending small scale works through the postal service

Installation art

The term installation art is used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a temporary period of time

Hyper-realism

The term hyper-realism appeared in the early 1970s to describe a resurgence of particularly high fidelity realism in sculpture and painting at that time

Photogram

A photogram is a photographic print made by laying objects onto photographic paper and exposing it to light

Collage

Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ephemera are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface

Authenticity

Authenticity is a term used by philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin to describe the qualities of an original work of art as opposed to a reproduction

Feminist art

Feminist art is art by artists made consciously in the light of developments in feminist art theory in the early 1970s

Performance art

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

Collective

Loosely defined, an art collective is a group of artists working together to achieve a common objective

Ephemeral art

Ephemeral art is art that only lasts for a short amount of time

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