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Atlantic Cape Students Explore ‘Performance Art’

February 6, 2013

Atlantic Cape Community College students in Senior Adjunct Instructor Richard Monteleone’s Art Appreciation class presented their performance art pieces for the college community Feb. 5.

As part of their study of public art, students researched “the other public art,” which is known as performance art or activist art. Students were tasked with learning how a performance artist explores important social issues through unconventional mediums, including: found objects, light, sound, music, poetry, their own bodies, etc.

“Unlike other artistic mediums, ‘performance art’ is meant to have a direct impact on our lives and promotes public awareness with hope to affect social change,” Monteleone said.

Some of the topics addressed were joblessness, firearms, homelessness, freedom of speech and abortion.