ART FUNDAMENTS 2021 - Critical Mass introduction

13, AR-119 Art fundaments

This lecture is an introduction of our third chapter entitled “critical mass” – a chapter dedicated to performative actions. In this introduction we look specifically at how performative actions emerges in the arts, from a quick historical perspective.  This allow us to understand what performance is and what artists are trying to do by practicing it. We finish with introducing the links between performative action and public space and how different practices seek to activate public space and on what purpose.