September 22 — 27, 2020
PARALLEL Vienna 2020, Vienna, AT
To launch the autumn fair season, we invite you to visit our room installation by Hermann Nitsch at the PARALLEL VIENNA. In view of the 6-DAY-PLAY 2021, the Nitsch Foundation is setting up a retrospective of the first realisation of the 6-DAY-PLAY from 1998.
Hermann Nitsch’s idea for a six-day and six-night action work dates back to 1957. Influenced by the Gesamtkunstwerk efforts of Richard Wagner and Alexander Scriabin, Hermann Nitsch who at that time worked intensively with the medium of literature, conceived his synaesthetically oriented action theatre, exhilarating all five senses: The Orgies Mysteries Theatre.
The length is analogous to the history of creation and is understood as an extension of all monumental works of art. All actions of the O.M. Theatre performed since then, i.e. since the early sixties, must be understood as partial realisations of the Six-Day-Play.
The Orgien Mysterien Theater is an artistic endeavour. In addition to the visual idea of form, music plays an essential role. The basic concept of the play is based on a symphonic idea. The scene of the action is the castle in Prinzendorf with all its rooms and the surrounding landscape of the Lower Austrian Weinviertel.
23 years after the first realisation of the 6-DAY-PLAY (1998), the total work of art in Prinzendorf is to be condensed again in 2021 into a concentrated interplay of all its components.
Parallel Vienna is a curated artists’ fair that is taking place for the eighth time in Vienna at the same time as viennacontemporary. It presents both young emerging and established artistic positions. This year, too, it remains true to the principle of using a vacant property in the city centre as a presentation platform and bundling the urban forces of contemporary art production.
We look forward to your visit!
Please be aware:
You can only visit the vernissage and fair with a time slot reservation. TICKETS
All artists, exhibitors and visitors have to wear masks.
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PARALLEL Vienna 2020