Performance and Electronic Art

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Performance Art (Museum of Modern Art): In performance art, the artist’s medium is the body, and the live actions he or she performs are the work of art. The term, used loosely at first, arose in the early 1960s as American practitioners sought a way to refer to and describe the many live events taking place at that time. Performance art usually consists of four elements: time, space, the performer’s body, and a relationship between audience and performer. Traditionally, the work is interdisciplinary, employing some other kind of visual art, video, sound, or props. Although performance art takes the form of live action, it has reached a large public audience through documentation of the performance.

"How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare" by Joseph Beuys. Galerie Schmela, 1965

“How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare” by Joseph Beuys. Galerie Schmela, 1965

Electronic Art: A form of art that makes use of electronic media or, more broadly, refers to technology and/or electronic media. It is related to information art, new media art, video art,  digital art, interactive art,  internet art, and electronic music. It is considered an outgrowth of conceptual art and systems art.

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