Performance Art is a non traditional form with diverse and unique themes.  Artists call on everything from poetry to painting and presentation in front of live audiences.  Often with ones own body as the medium, performance art creates a very personal audience-artist interaction.


Title:  Cut Piece
Artist:  Yoko Ono
Date:  1964
Unique Focus:  Clothing
Location:  Kyoto, Tokyo, London, and New York


Title:  Por Homme
Artist:  Andreas Pashias
Date:  2013
Unique Focus:  Body Odor
Location:  Cyprus International Performance Art Festival 


Title:  AAA AAA
Artist:  Ulay and Abramovic
Date:  1978
Unique Focus:  Vocal

Is Performance Art Really Art? Here is Your Guide to Performance Art (Video)
Title:  Electric Dress
Artist:  Atsuko Tanaka
Date:  1957
Unique Focus:  Illumination
Location:  Grey Art Gallery (reconstructed work)


Title:  nothingtoodoo
Artist:  Terence Koh
Date:  2011
Unique Focus:  Salt
Location:  Mary Boone Gallery

Is Performance Art Really Art? Here is Your Guide to Performance Art (Video)
Title:  Passing Through
Artist:  Sylivia Palacios
Date:  1977
Unique Focus:  Hands
Location:  Sonnabend Gallery


Title:  …and Counting
Artist:  Wafaa Bilal
Date:  2011
Unique Focus:  Tattoo ink
Location:  Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Is Performance Art Really Art? Here is Your Guide to Performance Art (Video)
Title:  Faith Moves Mountains
Artist:  Francis Alys
Date:  2002
Unique Focus:  Sand dune
Location:  Vantanilla District, outside of Lima, Peru


Artist:  Imre Thormann
Date:  2006
Unique Focus:  Japanese dance form
Location:  Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine



Title:  Marina Abromovic
Artist:  The Artist is Present
Date:  2010
Unique Focus:  Eye contact
Location:  MOMA

Is Performance Art Really Art? Here is Your Guide to Performance Art (Video)

Title:  Transfixed
Artist:  Cris Burden
Date:  2002
Movement: Transgressive Art
Unique Focus:  Crusifixion
Location:  Venice, California

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