Hermann Nitsch

Paint as Material

This summer the Vischering Castle Museum will present the Austrian painter and performance artist, Hermann Nitsch, an international exceptional artist without equal, whose works are represented in public and private collections all over the world. In the focus of the exhibition are “action paintings” where Nitsch applies the paint out of his container by letting the paint run, by pouring and stroking it with impulsive movements directly onto the picture base. Even at his advanced age, his whole body follows the rhythm of his movements, the impulse of emotional eruptions, focussing on the painting process and allowing a random effect.

Hermann Nitsch, with his art events, paintings and performances, has been creating art history for over 50 years, and beyond that, he has shaped the opera- and theatrical landscape in the German-speaking world. Thus, his artistic work goes far beyond the medium of painting. It articulates itself as a dynamic synthesis of painting, theatre, music and poetry where mythology, religion and philosophy merge into one fascinating entity. The exhibition is also part of the Münsterland Festival 2021, and it will take place in co-operation with the Gallery Geuer and Geuer.

June 23 — September 26, 2021

Burg Vischering
Berenbrock 1
59348 Lüdinghausen