Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a conversation piece?

What is a conversation piece?

An object whose unusual quality makes it a topic of conversation.

Activist art

Activist art is art created to address social and political issues. It is a kind of performance art because it is presented in public, working closely with the community which will create it. One example could be creating and posting social protest fliers in exhibition.

Intervention Art

Art that interacts with a previously existing audience, artwork, situation and venue/space. It has conceptual art's auspice and commonly takes the form of a performance art. It is associated with Dada Movement, Neo-Dadaists and Viennese Actionists. Stuckists have made much use of intervention art to effect other artwork's perceptions they are opposed to and or protest against the existing intervention.

Dansaekhwa

This group of Korean paintings started in the mid-1970's. Sometimes called "Tansaekhwa" meaning "monochrome painting" in Korean, these artworks involved pushing paint, soaking the canvas, ripping the paper or some form of manipulation with painting materials.

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