Actionism


Actionism

Actionism can mean:

*Viennese Actionism, a school of art which started in Vienna, Austria.
*a term used by Theodor W. Adorno to refer to 1960s Radicals.
*an excessive emphasis on action, activity, or change in lieu of continuity, stability, and permanence.


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