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Spectacle Versus Performance Art?

When does the use of advertising language, for example, simply reinforce the advertising culture? Or, to go back a bit, did our man Andy W. challenge the status of low/high art via soup cans etc. or reinforce those distinctions?

Performance artist Mark McGowan, 37, has rolled along the streets of London to promote kindness to cleaners and used his nose to push a monkey nut to Downing Street

Performance or spectacle? Or is there a difference?

check out the story (which is of course removed from the performance by at least three steps):

The Peanut Pusher


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