Can Performance Art be Collected or Reproduced and Still Maintain its Original Message and Ephemerality?

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Can Performance Art be Collected or Reproduced and Still Maintain its Original Message and Ephemerality?

“By definition, performance art is transitory. It’s sometimes spontaneous. It’s often interactive. And it’s always an experience. It isn’t, however, a tangible object like, say, a painting, sculpture or even a string of musical chords on paper. And so, we’re left with a perplexing question: can performance art ever be bought? In other words, is it possible for a piece to be “owned” by anyone other than the artist once the performance is over?”

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