performance art


performance art
noun
: a nontraditional art form that consists of or features a performance by the artist

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noun [noncount]
: a type of art that is created in front of or presented to an audience by the artist
performance artist noun, pl ⋯ -ists [count]

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perˈformance art 7 [performance art] noun uncountable
an art form in which an artist gives a performance, rather than producing a physical work of art

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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