actualism

Discipline: Art

(1968)

Term first employed by French writer ALAIN JOUFFREY to account for the effect of revolutionary situtations on art, for instance during the Paris riots in May 1968.

During such events the division between art and social reality ceases to exist, and its significance or irrelevance is made manifest.

Source:
A Jouffrey, 'What's to be Done about Art', Art and Confrontation: France and the Arts in an Age of Change (London, 1970)

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