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Women and performance art

Josephine Withers

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online August 2006 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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The legacy of women and performance art was and is inestimable as it impacted future generations of artistic practice and questioned the boundaries between art and life. Performance art is a paradigm of feminism itself, which despite the claims of its detractors has never been a monolithic movement or single philosophical system. It borrows from the genres conventionally associated with the performing arts—acting, singing, music, dance, and theatre, as well as from guerrilla theatre, Happenings,

Keywords: Introduction; Issues in feminist performance art; Collaborative performance

Reference Entry.  3025 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Art

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