In the 1960s performance was seen as fundamentally different from the art that could be collected or shown by art museums. It was live and its ephemerality challenged traditional notions of art. But today performance has come to be seen as more a set of strategies available to contemporary artists, one that is not inherently different from other art forms and not at all beyond what a museum can and should show. Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art explores how concepts of art have changed in relation to recent shifts in artistic production and how artists have responded to the possibilities offered by museums. The project offers essays and case studies, and publishes audio, films and videos, photographs, museum documents and reviews drawn from Tate's Archive, showing the richness and depth of the gallery's engagement with performance over half a century.
An Introduction to Performance Art
Can an object or a photograph be performance art? Yes, it can
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Fluxus is an international avant-garde collective or network of artists and composers founded in the1960s and still continuing today
Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous ...