Fotograf Magazine

#11 Performance

Performance art is a category regarded as one of the forms of the new conceptual art, which attempted to break down the original notion of art as a special artefact, to tear down its mould of a commercial commodity and to eliminate its physical, decorative function. One of the forms of the concept was action art – the art of performance. Pavlína Morganová will give us a detailed analysis of the relationship between photography and performance art in her theoretical essay. We will attempt to look at this relationship purely from the point of view of photography and will make a few comments on the gradual changes in the relationship of photography and other art forms, and its notable emancipation in the last twenty years.