Inspired by the exhibition Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane, the Henry offers this educational display to spark imagination and conversation.
The Radical Body in Performance Art
Have you ever wondered what performance art is, how long it lasts, and if audience participation is mandatory? The term “performance art” arose in early 1960s America as artists sought a way to refer to and describe the live events and happenings taking place in the art world. Performance art remains an evolving practice that continues to challenge tradition decades after its inception.