Art, Meeting and Encounter: The Art of Action in Great Britain

Roddy Hunter, Judit Bodor

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Abstract

In attempting to trace a critical and historical outline of the internationalization of an 'art of action' in Great Britain we share Simon Herbert's view that reflecting 'a defining [national] characteristic [for live art] is at best a challenge and at worst anomalous' (2001:386). The term 'art of action' can be used to discuss process-oriented aspects of action painting, conceptual art, mail art, performance and sculpture more credibly than either the specificity of the term 'performance art ' or the generality of the term 'live art'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistories and Practices of Live Art
EditorsDeirdre Heddon, Jennie Klein
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter3
Pages65-89
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781137272317
ISBN (Print)9780230229747, 9780230229730
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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    Hunter, R., & Bodor, J. (2012). Art, Meeting and Encounter: The Art of Action in Great Britain. In D. Heddon, & J. Klein (Eds.), Histories and Practices of Live Art (pp. 65-89). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.