Performance art is a unique art form whereby the art is exhibited or performed live, often by the artists themselves. In some cases, the artist presents the art “live” with performers or collaborators.
The art style has had a serious influence on the avant-garde art movement throughout the twentieth century and often played a crucial role in the development of Dada, Happenings, and Futurism, amongst other radical art movements.
Early performance art was born out of body art off the back of the fall in the popularity of abstract expressionism and modernism in the 1960s. Some of the renowned performance artists include Yoko Ono, Yves Klein, Chris Burden and Vito Acconci.