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

Roddy Hunter, Judit Bodor

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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
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781137272317
ISBN (Print)9780230229747, 9780230229730
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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