Rethinking Social Norms Through Performance Art

  • Isabel Elisabeth Winter
Keywords: performance art, social norms, transformation


A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay focuses on the role of performance art in challenging established social norms and the work of the Austrian artist Michael René Sell.